Save the Date! 2015 South Dakota Indian Business ConferenceMay 18-20, 2015; The Lodge at Deadwood; Deadwood, South Dakota
The bi-annual South Dakota Indian Business Conference is the premier event in South Dakota's Native economic development field! The 2015 conference, themed "Expanding Economies in the New Native America," will bring hundreds of tribal, local, and state government and program representatives, practitioners, policy-makers, lenders, educators, nonprofit organization representatives, funders, and entrepreneurs together with a focus on building Indian business. Download the save the date card.
Seeking Dynamic and Innovative Ideas to Expand Native Economies
SDIBA invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2015 South Dakota Indian Business Conference. In conjunction with the theme, "Expanding Economies in the New Native America," this year's sessions will focus on best practices, successes, and victories in forging Indian business, as well as dilemmas and challenges we confront in pursuit of that goal. Our intention is to share successful models and strategies that foster the development of private Indian business on and off South Dakota's nine Indian reservations, and to develop policy ideas and action strategies to address the dilemmas.
Proposals for presentations, workshops, and trainings will be considered. Submission deadline is February 11, 2015.
Download the Call for Presentations packet.
2015 South Dakota Indian Business Conference Sponsorship OpportunitiesThe 2015 South Dakota Indian Business Conference provides a variety of sponsorship opportunities that enable conference sponsors to connect with Indian business development practitioners, raise awareness of their organization’s work, and support the work in this field. The 2015 conference, themed "Expanding Economies in the New Native America," will be held May 18-20, 2015 at the Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, South Dakota. This is the premier event in South Dakota’s Native economic development field! Download a sponsorship brochure.
SDIBA Now Accepting Applications for the Native Entrepreneur Investment Fund!Native entrepreneurs looking to turn a business idea into reality are encouraged to apply for a loan through the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance's Native Entrepreneur Investment Fund. This new resource, launched with funding from the Citi Foundation and the South Dakota Community Foundation, provides loans up to $7,000 and other assistance from SDIBA's partners.
South Dakota Indian Business Alliance
Welcome to the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance (SDIBA) website. SDIBA is a group of community partners committed to growing Indian business in South Dakota. Our mission is to enhance Indian Business development by leveraging partnerships and resources of diverse institutions and organizations.
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Informing Policy Favorable to Indian Business
SDIBA works closely with state government to advocate for Indian business. We are guided by our policy agenda, a set of policy recommendations that represent a collective voice of stakeholders and advocates of South Dakota’s Native entrepreneurship development movement. Our 2012 Policy Recommendations are a compilation of elicited a variety of responses from our constituents about successes and challenges in Native business development and action ideas to promote growth. Download our 2012 Policy Recommendations.
Conducting Research to Gain Valuable Economic Data
The South Dakota Indian Business Alliance commissioned an in-depth market analysis of South Dakota's nine Indian Reservations. This research reveals although the Reservations face grave economic conditions, there are opportunities for economic growth and entrepreneurial development.
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