Business Development in Indian Country
A Strategic Approach to Sustainability: We use a comprehensive model that addresses Governance, Infrastructure, Finance, and Resources in order to develop sustainable businesses in Indian Country.
Fostering the Development of Private Indian Business
In order to execute our mission to enhance Indian Business development by leveraging partnerships and resources of diverse institutions and organizations, SDIBA works on key objectives. Our members work to cultivate effective and efficient business environments in South Dakota's Indian Country. We also collaborate to maximize the benefits of joint efforts by the State and the Tribes to increase Indian entrepreneurship in South Dakota.
2012 Policy Recommendations
These policy recommendations represent a collective voice of stakeholders and advocates of South Dakota’s Native entrepreneurship development movement. In May 2011, the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance held its biannual conference, where attendees participated in a Policy Roundtable. In October 2011, we held an additional Policy Roundtable at our quarterly meeting to garner a broader range of feedback on the issues relative to business development on our state’s reservations. The Roundtables elicited a variety of responses about successes and challenges in Native business development, and action ideas to promote growth, which are outlined in our 2012 Policy Recommendations.
South Dakota Indian Business Conference
The biennial South Dakota Indian Business Conference, hosted by the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance, is the premier event in South Dakota's Native economic development field. Every two years hundreds of Tribal and non-Tribal government and program representatives, practitioners, policy-makers, lenders, educators, nonprofit organization representatives, foundations, and entrepreneurs come together to discuss innovative solutions in developing private sector Indian business.
2011 South Dakota Indian Business Conference: Inspiring a New Native America
2013 South Dakota Indian Business Conference: Building Opportunities in the New Native America