On March 26, 2019, Waséyabek Development Company, LLC assembled a panel for the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, which was hosted by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED). The panel discussion, entitled “A Case Study on How the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Built and Operates a Start-Up Economic Development Division,” was delivered to a packed room!
The panel featured Deidra Mitchell, President & CEO of WDC; Bob Giroux, President of Waséyabek Federal Services, LLC; Rabih Jamal, Managing Partner of DWH; and Jack Jerovsek, President of Baker Engineering, LLC; all subsidiary companies of WDC.
The panel was an in-depth best practice discussion of how WDC built four companies to support one another, and how that support synergy was planned into their acquisition and development strategy. The panel offered a real-life example of how, in just two-and-a-half years, a start-up economic development company went from $0 to $64 million in assets, including two commercial operating companies, four companies (one 8(a) certified) offering products and services to the U.S. Government, and a commercial real-estate portfolio of over 250,000 square feet of leasable space.