Economic Advantages & Opportunities

Economic Advantages & Opportunities


A major advantage to working with Mno-Bmadsen is the government privileges, immunities and rights as provided expressly in the Mno-Bmadsen charter, reflecting the sovereignty of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. There are numerous advantages and opportunities available to Native American tribes that are not available to most companies. The following is a list of programs that offer distinct advantages and provide opportunities for Mno-Bmadsen. Among them are:


  • Department of Defense Indian Subcontracting Program
  • Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Buy Indian Act
  • Sole sourcing and set-aside contracts
  • Contracting incentives
  • Direct Conversion-Section 8014 of Defense Appropriation
  • HUBZone
  • Corporate supplier diversity programs
  • Preference for tribes, tribal enterprises and native-owned or controlled firms and businesses


Sovereignty = Economic Advantages

The strategic goals and investments of Mno-Bmadsen are bolstered by Pokagon sovereignty. This sovereign economic advantage includes:

  • Exemption from paying federal and state taxes;
  • Exemption from most state and local regulations;
  • A number of incentives for federal and corporate contracting that give a tribal-controlled company bid advantages and contract set-asides;
  • Opportunities for economic investment on tribal lands which are unencumbered by local regulations and taxes; and
  • Creative flexibility to conduct business within the broad sovereign power