Meeting Economic Development Challenge in Indian Country


Native American communities have taken great strides in developing their economies and raising the quality of life on tribal lands. However, as President Obama noted during his historic visit to Indian country in June, there are still wide disparities between Native Americans and the overall U.S. population.

On June 25, 2014, William “Mike” Lettig, Executive Vice President and National Executive of KeyBank’s Native American Financial Services segment, had the privilege to testify at a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Hearing on the role that investment plays in encouraging economic development in Indian country. KeyBank has helped raise more than $3 billion in capital for Indian country in the past five years and is on track to assist in raising more than copy billion in 2014 alone, making Key a formidable expert on Indian country investment matters...

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Lettig, Mike. "Meeting Economic Development Challenge in Indian Country." Indian Country Today Media Network. November 16, 2014. Article. (, accessed November 19, 2014)