Native Business Hubs

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WIEDC's Native Business Hubs (NBHs) offer onsite and online resources, training and collaboration opportunities for all of Wisconsin’s Tribal Communities, Enterprises and Native Business Owners.

Our consortium of entrepreneurial expertise will connect Native communities and individuals with products and services designed to break through existing barriers and advance equity on an unprecedented scale.

Our NBHs will deliver onsite support to the 11 federally recognized Wisconsin Tribes by engaging consultants who will provide onsite support, trainings and technical assistance, and the NBH will fund development efforts that may include endowing personnel who are engaged in business development and who have minimal resources currently available.

Our first NBH is now located at the Community Technology Center at the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena.

Our Mission

The Wisconsin Indigenous Economic Development Corporation (WIEDC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Our mission is to expand Native economic development by building the financial sovereignty of Native individuals, families, Native-owned businesses, Tribal enterprises and communities in Wisconsin.

Key Strategic Partner

Through collaboration, WIEDC is building financial sovereignty for Native individuals, families, businesses and communities by providing affordable lending opportunities and financial training.

Our status as a Key Strategic Partner with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) makes our work possible.

Our Impact

Together, WIEDC’s four Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) coordinate and leverage resources to maximize access to loans, training and counseling to best serve Wisconsin Indian Country.

Through June 30, 2022, WIEDC Members deployed business and consumer loans totaling $35,712,9765.