The National Center Will Celebrate 50 Years at the 2019 Reservation Economic Summit

NCAIED Executive Chris James opening remarks at RES. Native News Online photographs by Levi Rickert

Published March 5, 2019

LAS VEGAS —  The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will celebrate its 50thAnniversary at the annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES), taking place from March 25 – 28 at Paris Las Vegas. RES is the premier economic development event in Indian Country, bringing together thousands of tribal leaders, corporate and government officials, entrepreneurs, subject-matter experts, procurement officials, and many more with the goal of creating economic opportunity for American Indian and Alaska Native businesses. 2019 is the 33rd annual RES, which is the National Center’s signature event.

RES will feature programming led by expert panelists and focused on the most important economic development topics affecting tribes and Native entrepreneurs, including tribal economic diversification, to energy, agriculture, telecommunications, gaming, contracting, business development, technology and IT, and much more. Attendees can directly interact with businesses at the RES trade show and get matched with potential business opportunities at the Procurement Expo. The American Indian Artisan Market showcases the work of Native American artists. Entertainment will include country music star Matt Stillwell and singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza.

Pertinent details about the conference are below. To obtain press credentials to cover the conference, please contact Lewis Lowe or Alia Hauter, whose contact is listed below. For more information about the conference, please visit


The National Center for American Indian Economic Development will celebrate 50 years at the 2019 Reservation Economic Summit


March 25-28, 2019


Paris Las Vega, 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

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