Economic Development Resources

Publication Date: August 15, 2012

Pine Ridge community members prepare a float for a parade.The websites featured in this document provide resources relevant to economic development issues.

*Photo features the Pine Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s “Marketing Alliance Project,” funded through an ANA SEDS grant award from 2007-2009.

Indian Business Guides

ANA, in partnership with ACKCO, developed three Indian Business Guides on CDs for social entrepreneurs, tribal enterprises, and Indian business owners; each provides a step-by-step process for individuals and tribes interested in business development.

The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development Visit disclaimer page

HPAIED aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian Nations through applied research and service.

Federal Trade Commission Personal Credit and Loan Educational Information Visit disclaimer page

This site has consumer information relevant to credit and loans, including understanding mortgage loans, reviewing the accuracy of a credit report, dealing with debt collectors, and looking for ways to protect personal financial information.

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s Native American Initiatives

Housed within the Department of Treasury, the CDFI Fund’s Native American Initiatives are designed to increase the access to credit, capital and financial services in native communities through the creation and expansion of CDFIs primarily serving native communities.

The Economic Development Administration Visit disclaimer page

EDA's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

ACF IDA Resource Center Visit disclaimer page

The AFI Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on the Assets for Independence program and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs).

BIA Indian Energy and Economic Development Visit disclaimer page

The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development work to help Indian communities gain economic self-sufficiency through the development of their energy and mineral resources, application of established business practices, and co-sponsorship of innovative training programs.

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