“I watched her work non-stop taking care of us kids and instilling in us the value of hard work,” says Welch, a principal of Welch Electric, a Native American, woman-owned electrical construction firm—recognized as Minority Construction Firm of the Year amongst minority-owned business enterprises in Arizona by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).
“God created Native Americans for a reason and a purpose and I found mine in business by being in the right place at the right time and working both hard and smart,” says the University of Michigan graduate who is also of Chippewa heritage from the Bay Mills Indian Community.
Below: "Debbie Welch stands in front of the Salt River Fields, the first Major League Baseball facility located in Indian Country on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's reservation in Scottsdale, Arizona. To date, Welch Electric employed the highest participation of American Indian field forces than any other contractor for the project." (Photo courtesy of Debbie Welch)