ATNI-EDC CEDS Working Groups

ATNI-EDC recently completed a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (or CEDS).  The ATNI-EDC CEDS working groups are an opportunity for tribes to understand what is in the CEDS and provide comments and feedback before the CEDS is finalized.  There will be 4 working groups: one in Oregon (July 18), Washington (July 23 and TBA), and Idaho (August 1 & 2). Moderator will lead the participants through the parts of the CEDS, leaving ample time for comments and feedback. You can find more information and download a DRAFT of the ATNI-EDC CEDS by visiting  Those interested in providing comments need to only attend one working group.


Chinook Winds Casino
Date: Thursday, July 18
Time: Optional lunch at 12:00; meeting will begin at 1:00 pm


Northwest Indian College – Log Cabin Conference Room
Date: Tuesday July 23
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

2nd Washington meeting
Location: TBA
Date: TBA


Coeur d’Alene Casino
Date: August 1 & 2
Time: TBA

The ATNI-EDC CEDS working group in Idaho will also include a general meeting of the 5 Tribes of Idaho.

ATNI-EDC 1-day Opportunity Zone Summit

Location: TBA
Date: TBA

Economic Opportunity Zones from an Investors Perspective



The whistle has sounded and investors are on the move looking to find good quality projects for their qualified Opportunity Zone funds. Sponsors are collecting investor subscriptions and now looking to deploy their new capital. But what exactly are investors looking for and how can the tribes participate?

Join Permanens Capital’s Alan Alsheimer, Jr., Tom Butler and special guest, Vince Logan CFO of NAAF as they talk about the current market opportunities and what to expect including:

  • Overview of the current program
  • Update on opportunity fund regulations and the latest IRS Guidance
  • What we are hearing from investment fund sponsors
  • How NA Tribes and EDC’s can participate
  • How to present your project as an attractive investment opportunity

We plan on a presentation of 30 minutes and will leave plenty of time for Q&A For more information please contact Tom Butler at or Amber Schulz-Oliver at