Specific advantages in partnering with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe include:
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is a Sovereign Government with Sovereign Businesses
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe operates tribally chartered businesses that have the same status as the tribe in regards to federal income tax exemptions as well as soverign immunity from lawsuits.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is exempt from local, county, and state zoning, land use restrictions, and permitting requirements. The tribe can issue environmental licenses and permits in accordance with tribal and federal Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
Exemptions From Federal and State Tax
If a business is formed between the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and a non-tribal company, the portion which is owned by the tribe is in most cases exempt from federal and state income taxes. If the land that the business is located on is held in "trust" status by the federal government, the land and any improvemets to that land, is not subject to state or local property taxes.
Federal Tax Credits
Investment Tax Credit or New Market Tax Credits may be available for capital investments on tribal lands; this provides tax credits of up to 39 percent of the entire amount of investment.
Indian Wages and Insurance Tax Credits may be available for employers hiring qualified employees living on tribal lands; this tax credit is worth up to 20 percent of wages and health insurance for qualified employees.
Equipment and building accelerated depreciation may be claimed at twice the normal rate for locating equipment and buildings on tribal lands.
Federal Government Contracting Preferences
Preferences on Bureau of Indian Affairs contracts (Buy Indian Act). The BIA has the authority to give preference to Indian and tribally-owned businesses in its procurement contracts
Preferences for tribal government owned corporations (8(a) Preference). The 8(a) program gives preference to minority owned small businesses in the federal bidding process. Tribally owned businesses receive additional benefits, including not being subjected to the lower contract amount caps.
Preference for Indian reservation based businesses (HUBZone Preference). Small businesses can benefit through competitive and sole source contracting and a 10 percent evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.