DDC x PHOENIX Partnership

DDC x PHOENIX Partnership

The Phoenix is very pleased to have been named as the Agency of Record (AOR) for the Diné Development Corporation (DDC). As the AOR, The Phoenix will support DDC across several marketing disciplines including brand development and creative services. At the heart of DDC’s work is its commitment to contribute economic and leadership resources to build and cultivate opportunities for the Navajo Nation. In addition to philanthropic activities, DDC’s enterprise and expansion provides unparalleled potential for the Navajo Nation and its People. The Phoenix is proud to support the growth trajectory of this organization with such noble core values and unwavering commitment to creating positive change.

Established in 2004, DDC is wholly owned by the Navajo Nation government and is committed to providing economic opportunities for the Diné (Navajo People). DDC’s business portfolio includes six subsidiary companies: NOVA, DDC IT Services, DDC 4C, BRIC, Diné Source and North Stone. Through its family of companies, DDC provides a vast range of quality professional services spanning information technology (IT) and environmental solutions for public and private sector clientele.

Get To Know The Diné

  • The Navajo People were given the name Níhóókáá Diyin Diné’é by their Creators. It means “Holy Earth People”
  • The Navajo People call themselves, “Diné,” meaning “The People”
  • The Navajo People were recognized as a Nation by the Treaty of 1868
  • The Navajo Nation encompasses portions of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, spanning over 27,425 square miles of land
  • In the 2010 Census, their shareholder population was recorded at 332,129
  • The Diné speak the Navajo language, also known as Diné Bizáád, spoken by approximately 175,000 people in the United States and elsewhere. The Diné are the root of DDC

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Supporting The Navajo Nation

Like many communities across the world, the Navajo Nation has been severely impacted by several recent events, including the COVID-19 pandemic and Wood Springs 2 Fire. On July 14th, Diné Development Corporation (DDC) provided a $400,000 dividend to the Navajo Nation for calendar year 2019. The contribution designated $240,000 for the Navajo Nation General Fund and $160,000 for the Business and Industrial Development Fund (BIDF). This dividend follows a $500,000 donation to the Navajo Nation COVID-19 crisis relief fund delivered in April 2020.

“Our own Diné Development Corporation, this team is doing an amazing job…and working hard for our Navajo Nation,” stated Navajo Nation Vice President, Myron Lizer, during the Navajo Nation Town Hall meeting on July 14.

DDC CEO, Austin Tsosie shared a powerful, heartfelt message as well: “We assure the Navajo Nation that our teams are working diligently to provide consistent dividends for the Navajo Nation. We strive to be a dedicated resource for many years to come… As we work together to overcome this critical period, we will prevail for our Great Navajo Nation. Ahéhee’ (thank you) to everyone heeding safety measures, leaders for their diligence, medical teams and first responders for their expertise and all those that remain committed to their practices for the benefit of our Diné Nation.”

To learn more about the Diné Development Corporation, please visit