The People’sCompany

The traditional name for the Winnebago people is Hochungra, often shortened to Ho-Chunk. Our name is: “The People, Incorporated.”

The Winnebago Tribe started Ho-Chunk, Inc. in 1994 to help its people by creating jobs and diversifying the Tribe’s revenue. Our mission has since evolved to create both an economy and middle class on the reservation – measurably improving life in less than a generation.

In 2020, our mission

became more urgent than ever.

The Winnebago Tribe’s ability to protect its people hinged on Ho-Chunk, Inc. maintaining operations locally and across the nation. Critical U.S. government missions also depended on our federal contracting divisions to continue operating and overcome extraordinary circumstances.

Through historic uncertainty, we never lost sight of a greater future. Ho-Chunk, Inc. successfully advanced constitutional reform in the state of Nebraska, and remains a leading voice on Native issues at the national level.

As a people, we have always been resilient by working together. This approach has reliably guided us through adversity time and time again, and helped us achieve a record business year in 2020 despite all odds.

That same approach guides our business partnerships and client success, both today and for generations into the future.

We look forward to working with you for your success.

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President and Chief Executive Officer

Living Our Mission


Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Established in 1994 in Winnebago, Nebraska with one employee, Ho-Chunk, Inc. has grown to over 1,000 employees.

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