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The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development 

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (The National Center) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are hosting the first Native Edge Institute (NEI) of the new decade in Denver, Colorado on January 30. With a schedule packed with expert speakers and training events designed for establishing and aspiring business owners, Native Edge Institute Colorado will have a strong focus on government and small business contracting and procurement. The event will take place at the downtown Denver headquarters of the Native American Bank, which is also partnering with the National Center for Native Edge Institute Colorado.

“The National Center is thrilled to bring the Native Edge Institutes to Denver,” said National Center President and CEO Chris James. “Working with fantastic partners like the Small Business Administration and Native American Bank, Native Edge Institute Colorado will provide attendees with access to experts and top-level programming focused on procurement, government contracting, and small business basics. We hope you’ll join us for our first Native Edge Institute of the new decade.”

Native Edge Institutes are one-day, in-person training events that provide both established and aspiring businessowners critical business training. Native Edge Institutes also connect participants to existing resources available in their region, to go along with one-on-one business counseling/coaching and matchmaking services. Access to the National Center’s unique N2N (Native to Native) business network will be made available to all attendees, as well as the National Center’s in-region procurement and technical assistance training. Federal program and procurement coaching, accessing capital via Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and navigating the SBA and Bureau of Indian affairs will also be featured prominently at the events.

For a full schedule of National Center Events, including other Native Edge Institutes, please click here.

When: January 30, 2020

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Time: Welcome and Opening Remarks start at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Native American Bank, 201 N. Broadway, Denver, Colorado

Cost: $49 per person


About the National Center:

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 50 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – The National Center has evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation serving over 500 clients and providing over $4 million in contracts to its clients. The National Center has nine offices throughout the nation with its home office located in Mesa, Arizona. The National Center is actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their business goals and are dedicated to putting the whole of Indian Country to work to better the lives of American Indian people - both now...and for generations to come. 

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