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About the DDC

The Diné Development Corporation (“DDC”) is a proactive business corporation established by the Navajo Nation Council in 2004 as a holding company to establish, invest in, own, and operate subsidiary corporations. DDC is wholly owned by the Navajo Nation.

• DDC is governed by an independent five-member Board of Directors appointed by the shareholder representatives of the Navajo Nation.<br />

• DDC is governed by its Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, which authorize DDC to operate as an independent business entity to enter into contracts, loans, joint ventures, partnerships, and other instruments to establish subsidiary companies.<br />

• DDC operates under a corporate strategic plan and due diligence standards for approving new corporations.<br />

• To create and increase corporate profit.

• To establish subsidiary companies that meet the strategic targets of DDC.

• To create private sector job opportunities for Navajo Nation members.

• To establish and maintain the highest standards of business due diligence, structuring, and accountability.

• To advocate for the business interests of Navajo Nation entrepreneurs.

• Take advantage of 8(a) or other certifications for business leverage.

• Use tax advantages of Navajo Nation sovereign status.

• Leverage limited waiver of sovereign immunity to do business.

• Enter into licensing and intellectual property agreements using the Navajo name.

• Deal and negotiate with a business entity that is separate from tribal government.

• Match business and investment interests with Navajo Nation industry sectors, skill sets and entrepreneurs.

• Established in 2004 with initial capitalization from the Business and Industrial Development Fund of the Navajo Nation.

• Presently have three subsidiary corporations.

• Successfully used 8(a) certification for a subsidiary company.

• Pursue business alliances for competitive/high value opportunities in the global marketplace.

• Extend our influence and access to capital and contracts through joint ventures, partnerships, new networks, and outreach to interested parties.

• Promote Navajo Nation entrepreneurship while serving Reservation market and labor needs.

• Promote Navajo and Chapters’ business development and resource companies on the Reservation.

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