Statement of Qualifications

Point of Contact:

Mr. Michael D. Peacock, CEO/President
2401 12th Street N.W., Suite 214-N
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
(505) 342-8046      

Qualifications Overview

Southwest Business Development Consultants, LLC (SWBDC) is an American Indian-Owned firm owned by Mr. Michael D. Peacock, a Pueblo of Laguna Tribal member.  SWBDC is a SBA 8(a) certified Small Disadvantaged Business located in Albuquerque, NM which was established in 1999 to provide comprehensive business, economic, and community development services to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribal Enterprises, Institutions, and Organizations, as well as individual AI/AN-owned and minority-owned businesses, in order to foster the business incubation concept.  Business Plans, Market & Economic Feasibility Studies, Housing & Tourism Assessments, and other related documentation prepared by SWBDC address a wide variety of economic development objectives including:

  • Determination of the feasibility, business start-up costs, impact, and marketing opportunity for planned business & economic development projects.
  • Development of comprehensive and logical frameworks for implementation of business growth strategies to capture niche market revenues.
  • Identification of the potential, constraints, needs, and demands for commercial, small business, retail, light industry, tourism and recreational activities.
  • Identification of local community labor forces, job skills, and training needs to plan and develop viable business & economic development projects.
  • Assessment of potential for employment opportunities as well as “spin-off” micro business and entrepreneurial opportunities for local community members associated with economic development programs.

SWBDC also offers support capabilities in the areas of organizational strategic planning, business process analysis and improvement, group facilitation, and grant development.  SWBDC utilizes a network of government, non-profit, and private financial institutions and resource programs to assist individual customers in achieving their business and economic development goals.


Strategic Partnerships

In order to augment its capabilities in the areas of business and economic development, and to support new services in the area of building energy efficiency and electrical safety, SWBDC has developed strategic partnerships with the following companies:

Indigenous Design Studio, LLC is an American Indian & Woman-Owned and managed design and planning consulting firm based in Albuquerque, NM that offers expertise in the areas of construction site assessment, conceptual structural design, construction costing, and energy efficiency analysis.

Stanley Consulting is a Woman-Owned Small Business based in Albuquerque, NM that offers expertise in the areas of demographic analysis, market research, business financial projections, and product branding.

iiná bá, Inc. is an American Indian-Owned and managed engineering and environmental consulting firm based in Farmington, NM that offers expertise in the areas of civil/structural engineering, land surveying, construction phase services, environmental investigation/permitting, and archaeological survey and cultural resource inventory.  iiná bá is a SBA 8(a) program participant and certified Small Disadvantaged Business.


TBC Solutions, Inc.
is a Native Hawaiian-Owned, Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business based in Oak Ridge, TN that offers expertise in the areas of strategic organizational and operational planning, stakeholder facilitation, and meeting support, outreach communication, proposal development, and publication design and production.

Spectra Tech, Inc. is an minority-owned large business based in Oak Ridge, TN that offers expertise in the areas of architectural/engineering Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification analysis, building commissioning review, building energy usage analysis, water system hydraulic analysis, power distribution system analysis, and arc flash hazard mitigation assessment.

The combination of qualifications and expertise offered by SWBDC and its strategic partners offers customers the ability to obtain a range of complementary services through SWBDC which serves as the integrating organization for all of its strategic partners, and serves as a single point of accountability for work performed by the group.  The business model used by SWBDC allows it to provide the same level and quality of support that would be expected of a large business, and to provide rapid response and very competitive pricing that is typical of a small business.

Examples of Past Performance

Business, Economic, and Community Development

  • Business Plan for the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council related to the Arts & Crafts Visitor Center
  • Business Plan for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians related to the Uniband Enterprises Call Center Inbound Division
  • Market and Economic Development Feasibility Study for the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development, Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation Department, Ramah Navajo Chapter, and Quechan Indian Tribe
  • Market Feasibility Study and Business Plan for the Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation Department related to the Lower Antelope Canyon RV Resort/Campground
  • Business and Marketing Plan for the Navajo Nation Council related to the Navajo Nation Shopping Center, Inc.
  • Five-Year Business and Feasibility Plan for the Pueblo of Picuris related to the Mah-Waan Travel Center
  • Cedar Bluff Feasibility Study for the Ramah Navajo Community
  • Market and Economic Feasibility Study for the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development related to the Kerley Valley Business, Commercial, and Industrial Park
  • Cultural and Traffic Tourism Plan for the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council related to the Ancient Storytellers Learning Center
  • Community Impact and Market Needs Assessment for the Laguna Housing Development & Management Enterprise

Strategic Planning & Outreach Communication

  • Strategic planning and stakeholder facilitation related to assessment and analysis of small business, commercial, tourism, and industrial development for the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development
  • Stakeholder facilitation related to a programmatic re-organization initiative for the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) National Park Service Environmental Response, Damage Assessment, and Restoration Branch
  • Stakeholder facilitation associated with organization assessment and strategic planning for the National Indian Programs Training Center
  • Development and publication of fiduciary trust standard operating procedures for the DOI Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians related to beneficiary relationship development and management, financial operations, ownership, land and natural resources planning, and land and natural resources use and management
  • Strategic planning for development and publication of a national wildland fire aviation strategic plan for the DOI Office of Wildland Fire Coordination
  • Stakeholder facilitation for comprehensive evaluations of the wildland fire management programs in the Pacific, Northeast, and Mountain-Prairie regions of the DOI U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Writing/editing, layout, and publication of marketing materials for the DOI Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development
  • Writing/editing, layout, and publication of Performance and Accountability Reports for the DOI Office of the Secretary and Bureau of Indian Affairs

Facility Energy Efficiency & Electrical Safety

  • Development and execution of an energy analysis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regarding the renovation design for Building 1219 at Fort Carson Army Base which included analysis of all energy systems within the building and determination of annual energy cost savings
  • Evaluation of operational problems associated with the cooling water system for a conversion plant located at the U.S. Department of Energy Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant which involved creation of a hydraulic model of the system to determine problematic system characteristics and development of recommendations for physical changes to the system to correct the observed operational problems
  • LEED facilitation for the USACE for the construction of the 52nd Engineer Battalion Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility located at Fort Carson Army Base which included architectural review of proposed LEED design and construction submittal packages, coordination of the LEED review process, and development of recommendations for additional LEED options and credits
  • Building commissioning services for various USACE construction projects at Fort Carson Army Base which included review and development of improvement recommendations for commissioning plans, schedules and checklists, training lesson plans, and final commissioning manuals 
  • Performance of power distribution system analyses and arc flash hazard assessments for the USACE at dam power plants, navigational locks, pumping stations, and ancillary facilities and buildings to identify electrical distribution equipment that would present an arc flash hazard to operational personnel, perform calculations required to determine the level of arc flash energy available throughout the power distribution systems, and provide and install arc flash hazard warning labels on all hazardous electrical equipment in accordance with requirements defined by the National Electrical Code and National Fire Protection Association 70E standard