Indian Business Alliances

 The Center for Indian Country Development builds on the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’s tradition of community and economic development work in American Indian reservations and other Native American communities. That tradition includes serving as a founding member and co-leader of several Indian Business Alliances. These statewide coalitions of tribes, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, corporations, colleges and universities, and government agencies work to maximize and develop resources that encourage and support Native small business owners and entrepreneurs. Although each alliance has created a unique communication, networking, and initiative platform, all have pledged to continue working on the four building blocks of a model for sustainable development in Indian Country: governance, infrastructure, finance, and resources.

For more on the objectives and work of the Indian Business Alliances, see Partnering to Diversify and Strengthen Indian Country Economies: Indian Business Alliances, October 2009 [pdf].

For information or technical assistance on developing an Indian Business Alliance, contact:

Sandy Gerber

Community Development Senior Project Manager

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis



Center for Indian Country Development

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis


Active Indian Business Alliances in the Ninth Federal Reserve District


Minnesota Indian Business Alliance

P.O. Box 40354

St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone (218) 850-8364


Montana Indian Business Alliance

2929 3rd Ave. N., Suite 300

Billings, MT 59101

406 259 3804 – Office


North Dakota Indian Business Alliance

1003 Gateway Ave

Bismarck ND 58503



South Dakota Indian Business Alliance

Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance