Reservation Economic Summit (RES) to Return to New Mexico in November


Published October 4, 2016

SANTA FE — The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) will return to the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Santa Fe, New Mexico for its second regional RES in New Mexico. From November 14-17, RES New Mexico will bring together tribal leaders, elected officials, representatives from business, established or aspiring Native American business owners, and many more to learn, brainstorm, collaborate, and network in an innovative and motivational atmosphere. RES New Mexico will again feature the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) for students who are interested in business and entrepreneurship to learn more about what it takes to succeed in business.

b43e26e636eb6c849f284710_880x586Registration for RES New Mexico is open now, withadvanced registration set to expire October 14th. The hotel block reserved for the conference is expected to fill up quickly. To register, please click here. To view a copy of the most up-to-date agenda for RES New Mexico, which has been posted in the last several days, please visit the agenda page on the RES website.

“The National Center is thrilled to return to Buffalo Thunder in beautiful Santa Fe for our second RES New Mexico,” said Derrick Watchman, Board Chair for the National Center. “Last year’s event was a tremendous success and our largest regional RES to date, and we expect another great event this year. We encourage anyone doing business in Indian Country – or wants to do business in Indian Country – to register today for this can’t miss event.”

RES New Mexico will feature a Native American business trade show, a Buy Native Procurement Matchmaking Expo, an Interactive Access to Capital Fair, the American Indian Art Market, and an opening day golf tournament. Session topics include energy, procurement, marketing and social media, telecommunications, capital, e-commerce, healthcare, infrastructure, and taxation.

The prestigious Native American 40 under 40 Awards will also be presented during the Indian Progress in Business (INPRO) gala on Wednesday night of the conference. The award recognizes 40 emerging American Indian leaders from across Indian Country who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication and made significant contributions in business and/or in their community.Those interested in nominating a deserving award winner have until October 7th to submit their nomination form. You can learn more by clicking here.

Following up on a successful inaugural event at last year’s RES New Mexico, the National Center will host a Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) to kickoff RES New Mexico. The National Center will partner with United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc. (UNITY) to collaborate on entrepreneurial programming specifically focused on American Indian youth. Last year, despite inclement weather, nearly 200 Native youth from the surrounding Pueblo, Apache, and Navajo communities participated in YES!.

More information about RES New Mexico, including registration and an up-to-date agenda, can be found on NCAIED’s website at

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