About Us

Our Mission

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AICCW) promotes economic development in Wisconsin Indian Country by offering targeted services to American Indian entrepreneurs.

Specifically, AICCW advocates for, provides access to, and delivers community and economic development resources, tools, and networks to Wisconsin’s Native Nations, businesses, and entrepreneurs.

Since 1991, we have provided Wisconsin-based American Indian business owners with advocacy, networking, one-on-one business management counseling, and access to financial products and services.

What We Do

We mentor our members through the start-up of new businesses and at every stage of business development. We provide one-on-one management counseling and host regular business development events throughout the state. Our members enjoy access to a wide range of resources, which include financial products/services networking opportunities with community business leaders and fund-raising events to support special initiatives.

AICCW facilitates several economic development seminars throughout the state in an effort to reach out to potential entrepreneurs in the rural communities of Wisconsin Indian country. These seminars are designed to provide insights, best practices, direction and support for opportunities for business development, such as: business planning; financial management; marketing; professional networking.

Other annual activities include our awards banquet which incorporates a celebration of Business of the Year Awards and The American Indian Student Scholarship presentation, and a golf outing.

The AICCW & First American Capital Corporation would like to honor and remember our co-founder Craig Anderson.  He was a leader and pioneer in Native CDFIs and leaves behind a legacy of financial sovereignty of Native individuals, families, Native-owned businesses and communities.

Celebrating over 30+ years of service to Native Country

Here are a few of our accomplishments:

  • Created the FACC as a separate Revolving Loan Fund organization in 2002.
  • Created AICTA, an association formed in 2006.
  • $400,000 in scholarships distributed to over 150 Indian college students.
  • We provide advocacy as a DBE stakeholder representative on the WisDOT Trans-AC and sub-committees, and the US 41 DBE Goal Setting Technical Analysis (GSTA) and were voting members on the Technical/Business Sub-committees.
  • Professional technical assistance services consultant (e.g. performing WisDOT DBE Support Services contract work).

We are a community of wealth builders.

The AICCW includes the members, sponsors, staff, and those who work with us to promote business and economic development in Wisconsin Indian Country.