Native American Contractors Association joins initiative to support business firms in the Pacific

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Native American Contractors Association (NACA) announced last week its support and participation in the Pacific Business Partnership Initiative, to help business leaders in Guam, American Samoa and Hawaii to advance business policy priorities of the region

"This is welcomed news to our advocacy organizations and businesses here in the Pacific," said Billy Ornellas, Vice President of the Native Hawaiian Economic Alliance (NHEA).  "Many Native corporations of Indian tribes and Alaska Natives are akamai (knowledgeable) with decades of experience in business, and delivering services to the federal government."

Business leaders and advocates in the Pacific have been meeting to identify common goals and how best to promote policy priorities, partnering and healthy business growth, particularly in Hawaii and U.S. Pacific Territories.

"We have met at least once each year in either Hawaii or Guam for the past three years, and in 2013 will fully seat a group of business leaders to focus on the regional issues facing the Pacific," said Ornellas. "The addition of NACA to our collective efforts will only add to the strength of relationship building to support Pacific businesses."

NHEA is a nonprofit business advocate focused on increasing the success and growth of the Native Hawaiian business sector.  NHEA coordinates an annual tradeshow and marketplace at the Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, and participates in the annual PBPI business summit.


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