ASRC is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be a member
of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Native American Enterprise
Initiative’s Leadership Council. A press event was held this morning in
Washington, D.C. to launch the new effort, aimed at focusing on economic
issues facing Native American-owned enterprises. The Leadership Council
will set the direction for the initiative by crafting a legislative
agenda and determining the top priorities for advocacy.
“This puts Arctic Slope Regional Corporation in a position to guide
and advance substantive pro-Native American business policies in
Washington,” said Tara Sweeney, senior vice president of external
affairs for ASRC. “We are excited to have a meaningful voice in the
decision-making and advocacy process for Native American economic
policy. The Leadership Council is comprised of a distinguished set of
successful Native American Tribal enterprises and organizations.”
Some of the areas being targeted by the Native American Enterprise
Initiative include: energy development, taxation and the EPA’s approach
to Indian Country.
For more information on the initiative, visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website: www.uschamber.com/naei/.