The Indian Business Alliance of North Dakota is a joint venture of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission and the North Dakota Department of Commerce to grow and strengthen Native American entrepreneurship both on and off the state’s reservations. The Alliance is overseen by Agency MABU, a Nativeowned business based in Bismarck.

The American Indian Business Alliance (AIBA), comprised of the North Dakota Indian Business Alliance (NDIBA); Minnesota Indian Business Alliance (MNIBA); Montana Indian Business Alliance (MIBA); South Dakota Indian Business Alliance (SDIBA); and Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance (WIBA), will host the 2016 American Indian Business Conference, “ABC’s of Economic Development in Indian Country” to be held on November 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Bismarck, North Dakota.

This American Indian Business Alliance 4th Annual conference will be of interest to Native-Owned businesses, tribal leaders, business development experts, community based organizations, policy makers, and financial institutions, and is recognized as the premier Indian small business development conference in the Northern Plains region.

“ABC’s of Economic Development in Indian Country” will offer sessions that highlight successful models and strategies that foster the development of private Indian businesses, both on and off reservations, and to develop policy ideas and strategies to address the challenges that Native business owners face. The goal is for attendees to leave the conference with specific tools and strategies to strengthen the economy.

The American Indian Business Alliances promote private sector Indian business through a structural tipi framework of sustainability, focusing on the four broad topical areas of Business Resources, Business Finance, Infrastructure and Governance. This year’s conference, “ABC’s of ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN INDIAN COUNTRY”, focuses on the four strategic areas of the “tipi”, and will offer practical and effective sessions by presenters and panelists from the region.