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Regional Business Development Office - Ft. Defiance

The Ft. Defiance Regional Business Development Office (RBDO) is part of the Small Business Development Department of the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development. Our Program's intent is to develop and support Navajo entrepreneurs in the South Central Region of the Navajo Nation. Our overall objective is to promote, initiate, and provide the necessary assistance to develop the Navajo Nation private sector.

The Ft. Defiance Regional Business Development Office
serves the following Navajo Nation Chapters:

Cornfields (K’iiltsoiitah) Chapter

Coyote Canyon (Ma'ii teehitlizhi) Chapter

Crystal (Toh nil ts'ili) Chapter

Ft. Defiance (Tse hootsooi) Chapter

Ganado (Lok'aah niteel) Chapter

Houck Chapter

Kinlichee Chapter

Klagetoh Chapter

Greasewood Springs (Diwozhii Bii' To) Chapter

Lupton (Tse Si'ani) Chapter

Mexican Springs (Nakaibito) Chapter
Nahata Dziil Chapter

Naschitti (Nahashch'idii) Chapter

Oak/Pine Springs (Teel Ch'initi'i) Chapter

Red Lake (Be'ak'id Hallchii') Chapter

Sawmill (Ni'iijii hasani) Chapter

St. Michaels (Ch'ihootsooi) Chapter

Steamboat (Hóyéé') Chapter

Tohatchi ( To Haach'ih) Chapter

Twin Lakes (Baa'hasklah) Chapter

Wide Ruins (Kin níteel) Chapter

Location: Our office is located on the first floor of the
Karigan Professional Office Complex in St. Michaels, Arizona.

Our office provides support for Navajo Nation Business Site Leasing, Navajo Nation Business Loan programs and the Navajo  Business Preference Certification.  We manage vacant business site leases in our service area.  Click here to find out what business site we have available.

Our office provides trainings and seminars
Click here to find out what trainings we are currently offering.

One of our Success Clients

Navajo Nation Oil and Gas
Construction for a Texaco Gas Station and Convenience Store
along side Hwy 264 in Window Rock, Arizona

Ft. Defiance Regional Business Development Office Staff

Libby Valteau, Program Manager
(928) 871-6486

Leonard Francisco Jr., Senior Economic Development Specialist
(928) 871-7209

Ralph Begay, Senior Office Specialist
(928) 871-6840

Tina Lynch, Senior Office Specialist
(928) 871-6486

Ft. Defiance RBDO
P.O. Box 663
Window Rock, Arizona 86515
Phone: (928) 871-6486
Fax: (928) 871-6476

Our staff will assist you with services designed and tailored to meet your business needs. We will also work in cooperation with your firm to create a productive relationship between you and the Navajo Nation.

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