The CIRI Advantage
CIRI’s continued growth lies in its dozens of ventures made possible by the work and ingenuity of our people and partners. With more than $1 billion in total assets, excellent liquidity and portfolio diversification, CIRI has the ability to offer business partners financial strength and stability. CIRI approaches business with a philosophy of respect, honesty and working together to overcome challenges—values that our people have nurtured for thousands of years.
CIRI and several of its businesses received Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification from the Northwest Minority Business Council. This designation gives CIRI and potential business partners a competitive advantage in the minority procurement market. Strategic partnerships provide excellent growth opportunities because they may gain significant private and government contracting advantages by virtue of CIRI’s Alaska Native ownership.
A growing number of private companies, including most Fortune 500 companies and government entities, recognize that minorities are the fastest-growing U.S. population segments, and they are diversifying their supplier bases to reflect this change. Also, many companies that do business with the federal government and many state governments are required to meet specific Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) subcontracting requirements. CIRI and several of its wholly and majority-owned subsidiaries are MBE-certified and in a preferred position when competing for contracts with entities that have minority procurement goals or requirements.