Indian Country, USA Has Profitable Solutions for Corporate America
Is economic growth really in the picture of Corporate America? Does Corporate America only see outsourcing the way to profitability? Is Corporate America looking at home for some possible solutions?
Some readings show that America now ranks as number 6 in the area of productivity. Are the dreams of Corporate America the dreams of Americans? Again, with the outsourcing of Corporate America the readings show that a higher percentage is predicted to go to India.
One possible solution is through further diversification of companies by simply working with America’s Indigenous, the Native Americans who are right here at home. These Indigenous people already have written policies to have a business friendly environment, some have tribal colleges within their reservation settings, on national basis have professional associations which encourage education, and tribes across Indian Country, USA have a listing of federal tax incentives to make it very attractive for Corporate America to locate on tribal lands.
One tribe, the Mississippi Choctaw, this Tribe is in business to create profits for itself and for its partners. As do most tribes they make use of the Federal Tax Code that offers businesses that locate on American Indian reservations certain tax advantages. This tribe has taken advantage of Corporate America’s outsourcing by building a factory in Mexico.
Another success within Indian Country, USA is the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community as a tribe has designated 15,000 acres of land for commercial and industrial development. This tribe has two colleges located on tribal lands and professional development is key ingredient for any success story and it has Salt River Devco continues the tradition by building a new network to support communities, communication, connections, partnerships, and enterprises.
By 2016 America will need 70% more electricity and looking into the future many tribes are seeing how to capitalize on alternative energy. The tribes have already geared up to meet the energy needs of America and are at work doing feasibility studies on uses of alternative energy to become America’s next supplier of Energy.
So, the Indigenous of America are on the road of becoming prosperous not only in the gaming industry but diversifying their economies. The above two tribes serves as models for the rest of Indian Country, USA taking advantage of the urban sprawl and allowing industries, companies and corporations to establish themselves on tribal lands. Would it not be worth the while to investigate the possibilities to see how Corporate America can work upon tribal lands?
To regain strengthening America’s economy and take back productivity of being number one instead of number 6 world wide? Corporate America would benefit by entering into business with the Indigenous of American, the Native Americans and in the process once more gain and achieve our true potential.
Corporate America will discover the huge list of tax incentives, an educated workforce, infrastructure can be negotiated, state of the art building can be put into place meeting the demands of the new age of technologies, professional development can be implemented due to colleges on tribal lands, several tribes located near major cities and towns, and surprisingly right next door to urban America.
Policies already in place to be business-friendly, tax incentives already in IRS Codes, some tribes already have taken advantage of outsourcing, new partnerships waiting to assist America regain its production leadership of the globe and Corporate America needs to do outsourcing at home and on tribal lands to bring back jobs to America by working in partnership or joint ventures or even transferring of knowledge and know-how to the Tribes so both Corporate America and Tribes can prosper together. Can it happen? Yes, it can.
Posted by Nishwilgun to Native Unity at 10/22/2006 09:44:14 PM
A PRE COLLEGE WORKSHOP FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS
College-bound Native American high school students are invited to participate in a five-day college preparation course this summer during seminars to be held at Harvard and Stanford universities.
Students who participate in College Horizons will work with college counselors and admission officers to help them with:
. Selecting suitable colleges
. Completing winning applications and write memorable essays
. Learning what turns an applicant into an admitted student
. Becoming a test-prep "whiz kid"
. Finding the way through the financial aid and scholarship jungle
Students will also learn about various colleges and universities, and establish personal relationships with admission representatives and college counselors that will continue after the program is over. Ninety students will be allowed to participate at each site.
Please view at the College Horizons Web site to see which schools will be at the East Coast or West Coast seminar. Native American (enrolled members only), Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian sophomores and juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (in academic courses) are eligible.
The College Horizons crash course is scheduled for the following dates:
. JUNE 16-20, 2007 - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
. JUNE 23-27, 2007 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
First round, priority receipt deadline is February 1; second round receipt deadline is March 1. Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis until May 1. After March 1, please contact College Horizons to see which site may still have spaces.
Cost is $150, which includes tuition, room, meals, all materials and transportation to campus from the Boston or San Francisco or San Jose airports. Students are responsible for their own airfare, but funding is available for travel and tuition assistance. Each year College Horizons awards travel assistance to more than 50 percent of its students. Students may indicate a site preference.
To download an application, go to www.collegehorizons.org. For questions contact, Dr. Whitney Laughlin, College Horizons executive director, or Christine Suina, coordinator, at CollegeHorizons@aol.com or (505) 401-3854. Or write to College Horizons, P.O. Box 1262, Pena Blanca, NM 87041.
Collaborating partners of College Horizons include AIGC (American Indian Graduate Center), Winds of Change magazine, Harvard University, Stanford University, Princeton Review Foundation, the College Board and 41 of the nation's finest colleges and universities.
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