With this multimedia reporting project, Tribal Business News is examining the crucial role Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) play in supporting small business formation and growth in Native American communities.
This special report features conversations with Native CDFI executives, profiles of Native businesses and an online interview with an expert on Native American economies. In support of this special reporting package, Tribal Business News received a grant from URL Media, a national network of BIPOC media outlets, and the Knight Lenfest Local Media News Transformation Fund.
Native business profiles:
Native CDFI Network: Find a Native CDFI
U.S. Department of the Treasury’s CDFI Fund: Native Initiatives
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Center for Indian Country Development: Native CDFIs improve credit outcomes for Indian Country residents
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