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