Top 10 indigenous companies of United States

From energy and aerospace to healthcare and hospitality, they are key drivers of employment, revenue and community investment.

When many people think of major corporations in America, names like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google often come to mind first. However, there are several other highly successful and influential companies that are owned and operated by Native Americans that have created an impact.

Here are the top 10 indigenous companies based in the United States:



Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company

Headquartered in St. Michaels, Arizona, the Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company is owned by the Navajo Nation government. It produces oil, natural gas, and helium across the Navajo Nation’s lands, which span across parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. With over $180 million in annual revenue, it is one of the largest companies owned by a Native American tribe.


Mohegan Sun

The Mohegan Tribe’s gaming and hospitality sectors operates the massive Mohegan Sun casino resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. With over 10,000 employees, it is one of the largest private sector employers in the state. In addition to its gaming floors, it features hotels, restaurants, retail, entertainment venues and a convention center.


Maniilaq Association

An Alaska Native regional nonprofit corporation owned by 12 tribes, Maniilaq provides healthcare, social services and rural energy infrastructure across Northwest Alaska. It’s revenue exceeds $150 million annually from its clinics, hospitals, housing program and other business operations.



Based in Virginia, HuntingtonIngalls is one of only two companies that builds nuclear-powered ships for the U.S. Navy. It is owned by the Roanoke Indian Nation and employs nearly 43,000 people at shipyards across multiple states.


Muscogee Nation Businesses

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation owns a diverse set of businesses spanning across areas like aerospace, hospitality, recreation and more. Muscogee Nation Businesses employs over 7,000 people and sees annual revenue in excess of $500 million from its casino resorts, truck stops and other enterprises.


Chickasaw Nation Industries

The Chickasaw Nation’s business holding company operates in industries like aviation and logistics, construction, healthcare, hospitality and more. Its manufacturing division produces critical equipment for the U.S. Department of Defense and aerospace businesses.


FireLake Discount Foods

Part of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, FireLake operates a chain of large discount grocery stores in Oklahoma and surrounding states. The rapidly growing supermarket chain generates over $425 million in revenue annually.


Ho-Chunk, Inc.

It is owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Ho-Chunk has a diverse array of businesses in areas like technology, construction, transportation and more. It has over $300 million in annual revenue from the government and commercial contracts.


Otoe-Missouria Companies

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe owns companies spanning sectors like finance, healthcare, housing and administrative staffing. Otoe-Missouria Companies has over 1,200 employees nationwide generating hundreds of millions in revenue.


Oneida Nation Enterprises

The Oneida Indian Nation owns and operates businesses like hospitality, entertainment, recreation and Indian arts and crafts retailers. Its largest entities include Turning Stone Resort Casino and the Oneida Indian Nation Services Corporation.


These top indigenous companies showcase the diverse entrepreneurial talent and economic strength of Native American tribes and communities across the United States. From energy and aerospace to healthcare and hospitality, they are key drivers of employment, revenue and community investment.


The article has been modified using artificial intelligence (AI) tools.