MISSION

To help foster a Green Economy on the Navajo Nation with sustainable green jobs for all.

Goals

  • Continue Community Education and Engagement.
  • Implement a Navajo Green Business Incubator.
  • Integrate Green Curriculum into Schools and Universities.

Navajo Green Business Incubation Program

What is an Incubation Program?

The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) defines business incubation as “a support process that accelerates the successful development of start-up and fledgling companies by providing entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources and services.”

Inherent to this definition is the incubator’s provision of business management guidance and technical assistance tailored to growing companies. These services are usually coordinated by the incubator manager and offered both within the business incubator and throughout its network of outside contacts

Project Background:

Diné Biinanish Yá’át’éehgo Nooséél (Navajo Green Jobs) in collaboration with the Grand Canyon Trust is currently working to develop a Navajo Green Business Incubator.  Incubators are highly effective in assisting companies with organization, management, financing, technology, job creation, marketing, and other key elements of business functioning, therefore, the Navajo Green Business Incubator will be unique in focusing on green businesses and nonprofits – companies and organizations developing green businesses, or modeling sustainable business practices. We will encourage them to embrace principles and practices that maximize the triple bottom line of people, profits, and planet.

Stakeholder Meeting 1: December 5, 2011, Window Rock, AZ

Stakeholder Meeting 2: January 5, 2012, Tuba City, AZ - Moenkopi Legacy Inn N Suites