American Indian Consulting Services

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How We Serve Our Clients

supporting native nation building and sovereignty

Each entrepreneurial business and community project will have unique needs and requirements. AICS will analyze each project individually to determine the specific services needed to move each project forward and recommend the most appropriate courses of action.

AICS will work with Native American tribes and entrepreneurs on a case-by-case basis to ensure completion of essential economic and community development activities. It will build capacity to move businesses and projects forward. Expertise of AICS staff and subcontractors include:

  • Culturally sensitive strategic project planning
  • Technical assistance for large project development needs such as:
    • Market and project feasibility analysis
    • Business plan development
    • Financial review and analysis
    • Review and analysis of operating assumptions including capital budgets
    • Site evaluation
    • Optimization of structure
    • Due diligence
    • Negotiating with various stakeholders
    • Organizational capacity building
    • Environmental analysis
    • Architectural and engineering acquisition
    • Project management
  • Mergers & acquisitions
    • Strategies
    • Transaction Structure
    • Deal Sourcing
    • Equity Participation
  • Access to capital for large project development or financing
    • Advising on private and federal financing options, including federal loan guarantees

Federal subsidies and guarantees available to support large projects

  • BIA loan guarantee program
  • USDA B&I loan guarantees
  • SBA loan guarantees
  • Arrange Private Capital for transactions
    • New Market Tax Credits
    • CDFI Bond Guarantee Program

Community Development

  • Community Development Corporations
  • CDFI Capacity Building
  • Healthy Foods Program
  • Wellness Centers
  • Nursing Homes

Business Development

  • Manufacturing companies
  • Distribution
  • Telecom
  • Value-added agriculture
  • Green energy
  • Operating business that bring strategic opportunities to tribes

Typical Large Projects:

  • Housing subdivisions
  • Hotels
  • Office buildings
  • Grocery stores
  • Wellness centers
  • Manufacturing/Distribution Facilities
  • Travel Centers
  • Broadband access
  • Tribal infrastructure
    • Water lines/storage, sewage treatment systems