The Center’s staff has extensive experience designing and managing cost/benefit assessments and feasibility studies. By utilizing in-house economic modeling techniques, pro formas, and third-party software applications combined with on-site anaylsis, the Center can assess the feasibility of nearly any project. Our staff has employed these techniques to assess the feasbility of gas stations, renewable energy infrastructure, natural resource extraction, and retail and manufacturing facilities.
To assist our Native American clients in assessing the viability of proposed business enterprises such as gas stations and convenience stores or larger enterprises such as aggregate mining operations, the Center has developed a proprietary pro forma model that projects profit and loss and cash flow for a proposed business enterprise.
The Center’s proprietary model calculates net income and monthly cash flow over a specified projection period, and includes modules to project the timing and level of capital costs, depreciation, operating costs, revenues, and financing for a project. The model illustrates the transition to profitability over the medium term and the annual “steady-state” business conditions over the long-term.
The model is flexible in accommodating various scenarios by changing assumptions concerning scheduling, financing, employment and capital costs. This allows our clients to identify the most cost effective and efficient strategy to create a profitable business enterprise that provides employment for tribal members and revenue for the tribal government or enterprise corporation.
A full list of projects under this category can be found in the Center's project database.