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Tribal Incubator Bill to Foster Entrepreneurship, Close the Employment Gap in Native Communities


A new bill to establish and fund business incubators in Indian country was introduced Thursday. The goal is to help start-up and cultivate Native-owned small businesses that will create more jobs and support their surrounding communities.

The Native American Business Incubators Program Act was introduced on Thursday by senators Jon Tester (D-Montana), Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico).

“Starting a business is a challenge anywhere, but folks in Indian country face even more obstacles when they try and get a business off of the ground,” Tester said. “This bill will provide critical tools to Native American entrepreneurs so they can strengthen tribal economies and hire folks in their communities.”



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