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Another AZ Big Media Online Feature

Read the article Tribes Putting Energy into Economic Development now featured on azbigmedia.com. Read how Ak-Chin Energy Services delivers savings to tenants at Santa Cruz Commerce Center.

Just Featured on AZ Big Media Online

Read the article Developing Projects in a Less Taxing Environment now featured at azbigmedia.com. Learn how building in Indian Country can offer big savings on taxes and utilities.

How to Improve Business Relationships with Native Americans

Before traveling to any foreign country, it is prudent to learn how that country’s culture and business practices differ from your own. The same is true when you seek to establish a business relationship with a Native American tribe. There are 22 federally recognized tribes in Arizona and each one operates like its own country. […]

Native American Tribes Do Not All Operate the Same with Economic Development

At a recent economic development meeting, I heard a site selector say that he had conducted a research project for an Arizona Native American tribe to compare its competitive advantages to off-reservation locations. Even though the research showed that the benefits of locating a business on the reservation — better lease rates, better utility rates, […]

A Forward-Thinking Focus on Infrastructure Builds Tribes’ Economic Stability

Right now, infrastructure is a hot issue that is being discussed by city, county and even country leaders. That’s because government officials and policymakers know that sufficient infrastructure has always been a key factor in attracting and retaining business interests. Tribal leaders are also concerned about infrastructure, but their focus is not just on obsolescence; […]