10th Annual NADC Economic Development and Procurement Conference "Community Vitality"

Big Horn Resort, Billings, MT

July 31 - August 2, 2018

NADC is excited to announce its 10th Annual Conference!

The Native American Development Corporation (NADC) is a nonprofit organization located in Billings, Montana serving Indian reservations in Montana and Wyoming since 1996, expanding in 2009 to serve reservations in North and South Dakota. NADC is committed to providing assistance to develop the economies of Native Communities.

The staff of NADC would like to formally invite you to the 2018 NADC Economic Development and Procurement Conference –August 1-2, 2018 at the Big Horn Resort and Conference Center in Billings, Montana. (Hotel information below)

The theme of the 2018 conference is Community Vitality defined as "the ability of a community to sustain itself into the future as well as provide opportunities for its residents to pursue their own life goals and the ability of residents to experience positive life outcomes.  More specifically, a vital community with community capacity (the ability to plan, make decisions, and act together), to realize positive social, economic, and environmental outcomes."

Past conferences have focused on self-sufficiency through the development of tribal community plans, creating supportive business environments on reservations and development of business strategies that utilize Federal, State, and private resources.  This year NADC will not only focus on the above but will also be offering a new track “Health and Wellness” to attract those in the health industry. Tracks on Tribal Economic Development, Community Development, and Procurement/Entrepreneurship will also be on the agenda. The conference will feature; excellent speakers, panel members; a trade show, entertainment; strategic matchmaking and networking opportunities. It is expected that this year’s event will attract not only outstanding Native American Entrepreneurs, Tribal Enterprises, community organizations/members, but also prime contractors, government entities, healthcare experts, Tribal Leaders, and staff.

NADC is expanding its organizational services to include health care and is under contract with the Indian Health Service to facilitate the creation of Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center. Our hope is that the creation of an Urban Indian Health Center will unify tribal members to move toward healthy communities. Uniting Native communities through common goals is vital not only for survival but for prosperity. Working together for our Native communities, whether urban or reservation based, we can achieve our goals quicker and with a greater positive impact on Native people.

In further support of Community Vitality, on July 31, 2018, NADC will host a free PTAC training and matchmaking session for small businesses. The morning training session will cover bidding and estimating using the CoConstruct software, available to PTAC clients. The afternoon session will be 10-minute one-on-one consultations with area contracting officers, providing up to 16 direct meetings in one day! August is right in the middle of the federal government's 4th quarter, they will be actively looking for qualified companies to fulfill current contracting opportunities!!

 Approximately 250 participants are expected at the conference this year! The two-day conference will include:

  • A pre-conference matchmaking session;
  • General Sessions and Keynote Addresses;
  • Breakout sessions in the above tracks;
  • Approximately 25 informational, business, and sponsorship booths

HOTEL INFORMATION!

Big Horn Resort 1801 Majestic Ln, Billings Mt 59102

For Conference Room Rates call (406) 839-9300 and ask for the NADC Conference Rate of $93 + tax, conference rate ends July 1, 2018 !!! 

Conference Early Bird Rates Ends July 6, 2018!

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