JT Willie

Navajo Nation
Division of Economic Development
Division Director

Message From Our Division Director

We’re here to help you build a successful business on the Navajo Nation. We are the Division of Economic Development (DED), a department within the executive arm of the Navajo Nation. Our sole purpose is to create an environment that is conducive to promoting economic development through our business services in the Commercial, Tourism, Industrial, Small Business, and other sectors of the Navajo Nation economy, thereby creating jobs and business opportunities for Navajos and non-Navajos alike. To get started click here.

Our current priorities are to create new job growth, utilize our growth centers to generate new business opportunities, and focus our efforts for the near future on the industrial and tourism development sectors. We will support new and growing business owners each step of the way throughout the process of establishing your business. This site is your first step in becoming familiar with who we are and what we can offer you.

Take some time to familiarize yourself with the information on this site. I highly recommend you spend time in the “Doing Business” section; it will give you a feel for our Programs and Business Incentives. You won’t want to miss the “Tribal Development” section to discover new business opportunities and uncover our current economic strategies. The “Fast Facts” and “Infrastructure” areas provide specific data about the nation itself.

We would enjoy speaking with you about your venture and our services. Contact us directly if you’d like to discuss your thoughts.

Thank you for your interest in doing business on the Navajo Nation.


Division Director
Division of Economic Development

For more information contact:

The Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation – Division of Economic Development
PO Box 663
Window Rock, AZ 86515
(928) 871-6544 (Arizona)

Karigan Professional Office Complex
100 Taylor Road
St. Michaels, AZ 86511