Levi Rickert of Tribal Business News writes about its launch and the importance of such coverage.
Rickert writes, “Tribal leaders and advisers know the obstacles tribes and their members face when building tribal enterprises: the patchwork of federal laws, bureaucratic red tape, limited access to capital and the fact that most people are unfamiliar with what’s involved in operating a business in Indian Country. And that was before COVID-19.
“We believe Tribal Business News can help remove some of those hurdles. An online publication (for now), TBN will highlight what tribes are doing to build their economies as well as the strategies and innovations they’re using to overcome challenges. We’ll bring you thoughtfully reported and well-crafted stories about Native entrepreneurs, M&A, expansions, best practices, economic data, government policy and other relevant business news.
“Our goal is to make Tribal Business News required reading for tribal council members and the leaders of tribal enterprises. But we also want to make it a first stop for state and federal legislators, policymakers, economic developers, entrepreneurs, bankers, lawyers and anyone interested in doing business in Indian Country. We want to educate and connect Natives and non-Natives in the interest of building opportunities for tribal self-reliance. And we want to give tribes a voice when decisions are being made that affect American Indian and Alaska Native businesses.”
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