Indian Country Economic Development Programs

The Office of Indian Country Economic Development (OICED) programs provide all of the business resources available to Native American businesses and Tribal governments in Montana under one office. 

Program Funding

Funding for the family of OICED programs under the Indian Country Economic Development funding Indian Equity Fund (IEF) Small Business Grant, and the Native American Business Advisors (NABA) Grant) was passed by the 67th Montana State Legislature as part of House Bill 2. These programs allow the Indian Country Programs to continue to articulate measurable success for investing in business and economic development activities on reservations in partnership with Tribal governments for the benefit of Tribal communities and members.

Educational Economic Development

Registration for schools is open now! Prizes are available.

  • Big Sky Big Sim: Winners announced and cash prizes, certificates distributed by First Interstate Bank!
  • The Stock Market Game: Top state winners are given cash awards thanks to the generous sponsorship of Glacier Bancorp and its Montana family of banks.