Makwa Global Subsidiaries Receive SBA 8(a) Certifications

MINNEAPOLIS - March 4, 2020

Makwa Global, LLC (Makwa), is proud to announce its acceptance into the United States Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development Program.  Entrance into the SBA's 8(a) business development program was granted after Makwa subsidiaries completed a rigorous application process to ensure they met the standards for entering this coveted program. "I am honored to be given the privilege to create and lead this diversification effort for the Mille Lacs band of Ojibwe.  After working in this industry for over 20 years I have witnessed the potential our family of companies has in this market and we are ready for the challenge," says Derek Dorr, CEO.

Makwa subsidiaries have a diverse set of capabilities, experience and history ranging from:

  • Security and Training
  • IT and cyber Security
  • Professional services and Staffing
  • Logistics, Procurement, Travel, and Communications
  • Construction and Facility Support

Advantages of Working with Makwa in the SBA's 8(a) Program:

Government contracting officers and program managers benefit from a simplified and streamlined procurement process by employing the 8(a) contracting method.  Makwa Subsidiaries are Tribal Enterprises, eligible to receive federal contracts under the SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program which provide a number of advantages to clients.

About  Makwa

Makwa Global, LLC and subsidiaries are SBA 8(a) Certified Tribal Enterprises (TE) owned by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, a business savvy tribe with over 30 companies and 5,000 employees, serving industries throughout the world for nearly 35 years. Makwa's Senior Leadership Team is comprised of government industry executives who have over 75 years combined experience, working with agencies spanning every corner of government.  For more information, visit


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