President & CEO Gary Davis

President & CEO Gary Davis

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

We are now just ten days away from presenting our third Regional Reservation Economic Summit, RES Arizona (RES Arizona). The National Center is pleased to present RES Arizona from the wonderful Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, Arizona. Pre-registrations have already surpassed the record attendance of our last Regional RES event, RES California. We would like to thank our presenting sponsors, the Gila River Indian Community and Chukchansi, Inc. who have helped to ensure that RES Arizona is a tremendous success for all whom attend!

Each year, our National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) in Las Vegas generates millions of dollars worth of business opportunities for Tribal Nations, Tribal Enterprises and Native American Small Businesses. We will continue to expand upon this great foundation by adding several additional nationally focused but “Regional” RES events, like RES Arizona, throughout each year in order to further increase economic opportunities across Indian Country.

The theme of RES Arizona is “Sustaining Economic Momentum”. We hope you are able to join us at RES Arizona, to engage and strategize with all of those in attendance on ways we can further empower our communities and people by “Sustaining Economic Momentum” – both domestically and globally.

I am pleased to announce that our RES Arizona Business Trade Show is sold out! RES Arizona attendees will have access to a variety of 34 different tribes, tribal enterprises, corporations, private businesses and organizations participating in our trade show.  

We are also pleased to announce at RES Arizona, our first, “National Center Energy Forum”. Our Energy Forum will provide several roundtable sessions offering valuable insights from respected tribal leaders, energy professionals and representatives from Utilities such as Arizona Public Services, Salt River Project and Edison International. The Energy Forum roundtable sessions will address a variety of topics from Tribal Utility Development to Energy Investment Strategies and new IRS rulings. Participants will be able to share their thoughts and participate in Q&A opportunities with panelists in each session.

In addition to the networking events and opportunities, RES Arizona’s general and breakout sessions will feature some of the best speakers and trainers on a variety of contemporary and emerging topics; including finance, human resources, real estate investment, empowerment zones, and much more. I urge you to not miss out on any breakout session relevant to your personal or professional interests.

The National Center hopes to see you at RES Arizona and that you have an incredible experience at our third Regional RES event. I look forward to meeting you all in person!


Gary Davis
NCAIED – President and CEO