ATNI-EDC Happenings

I hope that you are managing to stay cool in this unprecedented heat.  Please see below for ATNI-EDC Updates.


On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed The American Rescue Plan Act, which provided $10 billion to fund the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).  SSBCI will fund state, territory, and Tribal government small business credit support and investment programs. Tribes must submit a Notice-of-Intent to participate in the program by July 30, 2021. You can access the Notice of Intent form by clicking here.

Concurrently, we are forming a working group to ensure that all Tribes in the ATNI region are able to participate in the SSBCI Program.  The working group will provide recommendation to form a regional effort to disburse SSBCI Funds as loans to small businesses and formalize a technical assistance referral network.  If you are interested in participating in the working group, please contact Amber at by Friday, July 16, 2021.


ATNI-EDC opened a survey aimed to gather information about infrastructure needs and priorities for ATNI Member Tribes.  In the past six months, there has been a Presidential and Congressional transition and passage of the H.R. 1319 American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 under the Biden administration. There is currently pending consideration of national infrastructure legislation and the White House American Jobs Plan. As a result of these actions and pending policy, now is a key time and opportunity to Thank you for taking your time complete this survey. It should take around 10 minutes of your time. Please respond by Friday, July 16, 2021. Click here to access the survey.


ATNI-EDC is growing our team!  We are seeking a Loan Officer/ Manager, Economic Development Program Manager, and an Administrative Assistant.  We offer a generous benefits package.  Positions are based in Portland, Oregon.  Visit for more information!


SAVE THE DATE: The bi-annual ATNI-EDC Economic Summit will take place November 3-5 in Portland, Oregon.  We’re planning a hybrid model, with content available both in-person and online.  Visit for updates! 


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Join our Team!

ATNI-EDC is hiring three positions! See our website for more information.

Loan Officer/ Manager

This position is responsible for overseeing the lending and small business support operations of ATNI-EDC and its subsidiary, ATNI-FS. The position offers an excellent opportunity to work hands-on with emerging and established Native entrepreneurs that are seeking financing options to start or scale their business by facilitating access to capital and appropriate loan products.  

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant will support the mission and vision of ATNI-EDC by assisting the Executive Director with clerical, HR (payroll, benefits and onboarding), light accounting, and marketing tasks.

Economic Development Program Manager

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation (ATNI-EDC) is seeking an Economic Development Program Manager to oversee economic development and planning activities for the organization. 

Financial and Accounting Management Workshop

Thursday, June 17, 10 am – 12 pm PST

Interactive, online workshop

Join us for the 3rd and final session of Small Business Financial and Accounting Management workshop. In this module, you will learn tools and resources to set-up an accounting system and how to manage day-to-day financials. You do not need to have attended the previous two workshops to get value from this workshop! To register, click here.

ATNI-EDC Happenings

It’s hard to believe that we’re nearly half-way through 2021! We at ATNI-EDC have been keeping busy.

We’re Hiring!

ATNI-EDC is seeking a Loan Officer/ Manager and an Administrative Assistant. We’re developing a position description for an Economic Development Program Manger. Check out our website for updates and to apply!

Infrastructure Survey

We just launched a survey aimed at understanding the priorities and readiness of ATNI Member Tribes around infrastructure. Information gathered will be used to proactively advocate for infrastructure needs in Indian Country and supporting Tribes with technical assistance, connection to resources, and hosting training or webinars. The survey is 15 questions, and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes of your time!

May Newsletter

Read about ATNI-EDC recent activities and some inspirational stories in our most recent newsletter!

All of this and more can be found by visiting our website:

Seeking Administrative Assistant

ATNI-EDC is seeking an Administrative Assistant to support the mission and vision of ATNI-EDC by assisting the Executive Director with clerical, HR, light accounting, and marketing tasks. This position requires in-office attendance in a full-time capacity, with the possibility of flexible hours. The successful candidate is mission-driven, organized, and a self-starter.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website!