In business since 2009, Island Mountain Development Group (IMDG) is an employee-driven company dedicated to serving the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Nations by creating a self-sustaining, local economy through the creation of business opportunities, jobs and by providing workplace training, positive role models, and resource development.
IMDG operates with the goal of building profitable businesses and a solid local workforce. By striving to build businesses and developing a strong workforce; we are generating a stronger local economy where tribally earned dollars are circulated within our local economy.
IMDG businesses include construction & IT companies and an eCommerce Call Center. These businesses are continuously evolving with the needs of the community. We are constantly seeking new entrepreneur endeavors to enhance the economic well-being of Fort Belknap Indian Community. Presently, there are over 125 employees that are employed by IMDG with plans to expand the local workforce by 300 more jobs by 2018. Currently, more than $2.3 million is paid annually to our local employees.
Throughout all our business practices, IMDG remains committed to the tribe’s core values, collaborating with the Tribal Council members and our employees to create a strategy to build a self-sustaining sovereign nation. We work to fill necessary gaps in local services, reduce the ancillary burden to various Tribal services, boost the local economy, and bring out the best in our employees.
Our Mission and Vision
Island Mountain Development Group is a dynamic Native American economic development corporation dedicated to creating a self-sustaining economy by striving to create opportunities for the Aaniih (Gros Ventre) and Nakoda (Assiniboine) Nations through business, jobs and resource development.
The Island Mountain Development Group adheres to the values of generosity, trust, respect, discipline, patience, sustainability, and resilience in everything we do. We continue to revisit our mission statement and the progress of the company in terms of these core values in order to ensure we are serving the Ah Ah Ni Nen (Gros Ventre) and Nakoda (Assiniboine) Nations to the best of our abilities.