Business Development


Doing business in Indian Country presents a unique challenges and opportunities. It is well understood that the need for tribal economic development is great. Most Indian nations and tribes, regardless of whether they have successful gaming enterprises, must develop and expand their economies. But Indian nations are sovereign governments with their own legal systems, with U.S. federal and sometimes state laws relevant in establishing businesses on tribal lands. Moreover, navigating the unique cultural and political environments of tribal societies adds to the challenge.

Robert Odawi Porter is experienced in successfully navigating the unique business development environment of Indian nations and tribes. He can serve as your consultant on a particular business development project being contemplated on tribal lands anywhere within the United States.

Tribal Business Management

Odawi Tribal Strategies can assist you in establishing the appropriate management structure to develop and manage successful tribally-owned businesses.

Tribal Business Infrastructure Development

Odawi Tribal Strategies can assist you in drafting and implementing the tribal laws necessary to support the development of tribal government-owned businesses, individual Indian-owned businesses, and joint ventures with non-Indian business partners.

Tribal Venture Formation

Odawi Tribal Strategies can assist you in identifying potential tribal government, Indian, or non-Indian business partners, structuring tribal business joint ventures, assisting in securing financing, and identifying experienced developers and construction managers.