Top 10 American Indian Entrepreneurs

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Jim S. Williamson, CEO

New West Technologies
Greenwood Village, Colo.

No. 247
2010 Revenue: $48.51 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,297%

New West Technologies, which provides various energy and IT solutions and services for local, state, and federal agencies, was originally Jim Williamson's (pictured second from the right, sitting down) way of serving his own Native American community, the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe of North Dakota. In fact, from 1996 to 2002, the vast majority of New West's clientele consisted of Native Americans. But now, Williamson prefers to keep his philanthropy private. "My support of Indian peoples is more anonymously through donations, primarily for educational scholarships and activities related to improving education achievement," he says.