NWT Economic Opportunities Strategy

In its vision: Believing in People and Building on the Strength of Northerners, the 17th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories identified the need to develop an economic development strategy in support of its priority: to Strengthen and Diversify the Northwest Territories Economy.

Work to prepare this Economic Opportunities Strategy has now begun under the guidance of a Governance Committee representing the NWT Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Aboriginal Business Association, the NWT Association of Communities, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment.

The Honourable David Ramsay, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment has appointed an Advisory Panel to engage NWT residents, the private sector, governments and other key stakeholders in a series of discussions throughout the NWT.

Members of this panel will be in Fort Simpson on February 18-19th, 2013 and would like to offer the Village of Fort Simpson Mayor and Council and the Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce through local businesses an opportunity to learn more about this process and provide their input.

The Fort Simpson Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a luncheon and stakeholder engagement session on Monday, February 18, 2013.  The meeting will be held at the Luncheon will be held at the Recreation Centre from Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Resources to facilitate our discussions are available online at www.NWTOpportunities.com.

Input gathered by the Advisory Panel will help guide the development of an Economic Opportunities Strategy that will allow our Territory to keep pace with the incredible growth potential that exists, and to ensure we are positioned to guide and manage this investment and growth and use it to build capacity and self-sufficiency in our communities and our people.

The Fort Simpson Chamber urges all businesses and interested parties to attend.


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Hi, I am Angela Fiebelkorn, President of the Fort Simpson Chamber. You can contact us at fscofc@gmail(dot)com or call 867-695-6538.