A comprehensive study on the Benefits of the Native 8(a) program WASHINGTON , May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Native American Contractors Association ("NACA") released its2011 Economic Impact Study, which will serve as a valuable guidefor federal agencies, congress, and the administration on theimportance to Indian Country of the Small Business Administration's8(a) Business Development program. "Our goal is for the study to serve as a glaring illustration ofthe importance and success of Native participation in the SBA 8(a)program. This study is made available not to only our membership,but also for the agencies and legislators that work with, and seekinformation from, Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and NativeHawaiian Organizations when it comes to government contractingmatters and concerns," stated NACA's Executive Director, Kevin Allis . NACA published its first impact study in October 2007 , shortly after critics of the Native 8(a) program proposedlegislation that would have negatively impacted Nativeparticipation in government contracting. |
The 2011 study updates keyinformation as it relates to Native participation in the SBA 8(a)program, and the benefits derived from the program. "The story iscompelling, as our study clearly shows how important this programis to our Native communities," stated Lance Morgan , Chairman of NACA. He continued, "Native participation in the SBA8(a) program stimulates the economies of some of the poorestcommunities in the country and creates Native human capitalgrowth." The author of the impact study, Jonathan Taylor , is an economist with expertise in natural resources, gaming, andAmerican Indian development. He provides counsel to Tribes in the United States and Canada in the areas of public policy analysis, strategic advice, andeconomic research.
He has authored or supported expert testimony inlitigation and other public proceedings for a number of NativeAmerican groups. Please contact the NACA offices to order a hardcopy of thehandbook. For additional information, contact Jennine Elias at (202) 758-2676.- ??? NACA is a national Native advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. , and represents Tribal, Alaska Native Corporations, and NativeHawaiian Organizations across the country.?? NACA seeks to protectthe economic self-sufficiency of America's indigenous people thatis enhanced through the participation of its members in the SBA8(a) program.?? NACA's members represent and provide benefits fornearly 700,000 Tribal members, Alaska Natives, and NativeHawaiians. ?? ?? ?? SOURCE Native American Contractors Association Copyright 2010 PR Newswire.
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