Regional Business and Economics Newspaper

March 2006

The wealth (and poverty) of Indian nations

Small businesses and tribal colleges offer fresh hope in Indian Country. They also face great hurdles.

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Tribal Economic Development

  • Tribal trends
    While economic conditions have improved for American Indians living on reservations, poverty remains prevalent, and tribes face deep challenges in their efforts to develop.
  • Indianpreneurs
    Small business development holds great promise for American Indian economic progress, but big obstacles remain.
  • A model law
    A newly drafted model law may help bring loans to Indian Country.
  • Capital idea
    Native CDFIs are providing much-needed credit in Indian Country.
  • Growth by degrees
    The good news: tribal colleges help develop Indian economies and cultures. The bad news: they face a chronic funding crisis.



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