About Us

For over 25 years, Native entrepreneurs, individuals, families, businesses, and communities have come to depend on us for our expertise, programs, and resources. We care deeply about the people we serve and take pride in the programs we offer. We’re a team of dreamers, thinkers, and problem-solvers. We’re constantly evolving our programs to provide a “hand up” to Native People.

Founding and History of NADC


The Native American Manufacturing Network (NAMN) was formed to provide networking and contract referrals to tribally owned manufacturing firms.
This initiative brought Department of Defense contracting opportunities and much needed jobs to Montana and Wyoming’s Reservation based businesses. NAMN leadership determined there was need for a broader corporation to provide technical assistance and capital.


The Native American Development Corporation was established.  The intent of the organization is to act as a liaison for state, regional, national and international economic development organizations and agencies for American Indian owned businesses in Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota.  As a hub for American Indian businesses, NADC provides technical assistance in the creation and operation of reservation based Community Development Corporations, empowering communities toward economic and social stability. NADC assists in creating and administering loan funds to finance American Indian entrepreneurs and establish economic infrastructure on reservations. NADC also provides educational information for tribal governments in the areas of economic and technology development.  NADC and NADC PTAC continue to provide technical and resource assistance to American Indian owned businesses in the areas of capital, partnerships, marketing and federal contracting, respectively.

Areas of Expertise

  • Loan Packaging
  • Training
  • Lending
  • Marketing
  • Economic Development
  • Grant Seeking Project Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Manufacturing Expertise
  • Financial Literacy
  • Feasibility Assessments
  • Organizational Development
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Writing
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Contract Bidding and Negotiation
  • Human Resources Development

Consulting Team

  • 80+ years in tribal enterprise and entrepreneurial management
  • 80+ years in providing technical assistance to tribal entities
  • Classroom-style business training
  • Expertise in developing and managing CDFI revolving loan funds
  • Program Development
  • Grant Management
  • Tribal Government Expertise
  • Public and Private sector partnering


  • Northern Araphaho Tribal Industries
  • Northwest Area Foundation
  • Economic Development Administration
  • Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Indian Health Service; Department of Human Services
  • Small Business Administration
  • Big Sky EDA
  • AmeriCorp VISTA
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