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3215 W State St
Milwaukee, WI, 53208
United States

4142909490

The Potawatomi Business Development Corporation (PBDC) was established in 2002 as the economic development and income diversification business of
the Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC). Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our subsidiary companies and investments provide financial diversification for our shareholders and investment partners. We grow with a clear focus on profitability and sustainable economic development.

OUR MISSION
To generate wealth and improve the quality of life for the Tribe by making strategic investments, acquisitions and prudent asset management decisions. Resources generated by PBDC and its holdings will help DIVERSIFY the tribal economy that supports Forest County Potawatomi’s tribal government and helps improve the lives of tribal members. Through trust, support, integrity, and mutual respect, PBDC is committed to building an economic engine that supports the Tribe for generations to come.

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Investments

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COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

Data Holdings is a newly constructed, highly secure data center that stores critical business data for customers. As a Tier III enhanced facility, DH features best-in-class technologies and robust systems which are monitored 24 hours per day by professional staff dedicated to providing reliable services.

Data Holdings is a newly constructed, highly secure data center that stores critical business data for customers. As a Tier III enhanced facility, DH features best-in-class technologies and robust systems which are monitored 24 hours per day by professional staff dedicated to providing reliable services.

Greenfire is a Construction Management and Owner Representation firm serving the Greater Milwaukee area. Greenfire managed the Potawatomi Hotel project and is currently managing a number of developer-driven projects in the Milwaukee area.

Greenfire is a Construction Management and Owner Representation firm serving the Greater Milwaukee area. Greenfire managed the Potawatomi Hotel project and is currently managing a number of developer-driven projects in the Milwaukee area.

Redhawk Network Security is a data protection company providing electronic security assessments, managed security compliance programs to the healthcare, financial, government, utilities and gaming industries.

Redhawk Network Security is a data protection company providing electronic security assessments, managed security compliance programs to the healthcare, financial, government, utilities and gaming industries.

Wgema Leasing is the company that manages the operations and development of the 14-acre Wgema Campus in Milwaukee, WI. The property includes 368,736 square feet of built environment, with $54 million of insured value.

Wgema Leasing is the company that manages the operations and development of the 14-acre Wgema Campus in Milwaukee, WI. The property includes 368,736 square feet of built environment, with $54 million of insured value.



FEDERAL OPERATIONS

1Prospect Technologies is a professional services company, 8(a) certified through the Small Business Administration, providing information technology, training & doctrine, and program management support to the federal government and commercial customers.

1Prospect Technologies is a professional services company, 8(a) certified through the Small Business Administration, providing information technology, training & doctrine, and program management support to the federal government and commercial customers.

Advancia Corporation analyzes, designs, develops, and implements systems or services for a variety of critical government missions. It currently operates in three primary markets (aviation, defense, and homeland security) and has performed over 450 government contracts.

Advancia Corporation analyzes, designs, develops, and implements systems or services for a variety of critical government missions. It currently operates in three primary markets (aviation, defense, and homeland security) and has performed over 450 government contracts.

Advancia Aeronautics is 8(a) certified through the Small Business Administration and is a diversified technical services providing high-quality patient care through physician staffing to Department of Defense Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs).

Advancia Aeronautics is 8(a) certified through the Small Business Administration and is a diversified technical services providing high-quality patient care through physician staffing to Department of Defense Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs).

Advancia Technologies is 8(a) certified through the Small Business Administration and provides information technology, logistics and environmental services to federal and state agencies.

Advancia Technologies is 8(a) certified through the Small Business Administration and provides information technology, logistics and environmental services to federal and state agencies.

Potawatomi Federal Solutions (PFS) provides shared services and common administrative support to subsidiaries that focus on federal services and products. By utilizing these services, the subsidiaries reduce indirect costs, maximize efficiency, optimize shared resources, and increase productivity. 

Potawatomi Federal Solutions (PFS) provides shared services and common administrative support to subsidiaries that focus on federal services and products. By utilizing these services, the subsidiaries reduce indirect costs, maximize efficiency, optimize shared resources, and increase productivity. 

Potawatomi Training provides diversified technical services including instructional delivery, doctrine development, courseware development, technical analysis, information technology, intelligence operations, and training & evaluation support to the federal government.

Potawatomi Training provides diversified technical services including instructional delivery, doctrine development, courseware development, technical analysis, information technology, intelligence operations, and training & evaluation support to the federal government.

Silver Lake Construction is 8(a) certified through the Small Business Administration and provides heavy construction and engineering services for new builds, reconstruction, rehabilitation, repairs, and building renovations to its federal government clients.

Silver Lake Construction is 8(a) certified through the Small Business Administration and provides heavy construction and engineering services for new builds, reconstruction, rehabilitation, repairs, and building renovations to its federal government clients.

 

PASSIVE INVESTMENTS


PBDC investments constitute a diversified portfolio of partnerships and businesses that are designed to create value for the Forest County Potawatomi Community.

Investment Criteria

Potawatomi Business Development Corporation shall invest its capital using the following general guidelines:

Passive Investments

PBDC may invest a portion of its capital in passive investments that have the following characteristics:

  • Entities, partners, or business with proven track records
  • Investment opportunities that distribute cash on a regular basis and if possible also have long-term appreciation potential

Acquisition Strategy

From an operating company standpoint, PBDC has typically followed these general guidelines when assessing the investment opportunity:

  • Entities that have an established track record in relatively stable industries
  • Purchase only profitable companies that can demonstrate a minimum of 3-years of positive cash flow
  • Take at least a controlling interest in the new company
  • If possible, acquire business where the tribal status is an additional positive for business development