One of the first American Indian Chambers in the United States and the first and oldest Chamber for people of color in Minnesota; the Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce (MAICC) was founded and incorporated in August of 1986 as a non profit entity, receiving its 501(c)3 status in January of 1989.
- MAICC organized with the purpose to:
- * Work to expand the economic opportunities for American Indians, promote the development of American
Indian business activity, expand job opportunities, and promote the entrance of American Indian
Entrepreneurs into a competitive business community,
- * To help small business enterprises expand their market share and sales through advocacy in the
- * To represent the American Indian business person’s point of view at various levels of government to
- positively affect legislative and other policy activity impacting Indian businesses. No substantial part of
- the activities shall consist of carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation,
- and not participate in, or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any
- candidate for public office, and
- * To manage the internal affairs of the Chamber to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of the
- origination and its members.
- The Chamber’s membership encompasses both the private and the public sector:
- * American Indian Tribes
- * American Indian Owned Businesses
- * American Indian Professionals
- * American Indian Organizations and Non-Profits
- * Federal, State and Local organizations, corporations, and government agencies that wish to support,
- buy from or sell to American Indian owned businesses and communities.
To promote, advocate, and create economic prosperity on behalf of American Indian businesses, organizations, professionals, and tribal enterprises in a global market.
- Human Rights Statement
Close the opportunity gap for American Indian entrepreneurs by providing equitable access to timely communication and dissemination of current information on business opportunities with a particular emphasis of reaching those members who are directly disadvantaged so their efforts will impact the business landscape and assist in achieving entrepreneurial parity.
- Our Market
Our Primary Market includes Tribal Governments, American Indian owned Businesses and Non-Profits, and American Indian Professionals.
- Our Secondary Market includes Federal, State and Local organizations, companies, and government agencies that wish to support, buy from or sell to American Indian owned businesses.