Economic Development

An Economy For A Growing Nation

The Líl̓wat Nation is a progressive community building a sustainable economy. The Líl̓wat Business Group engages in developing business opportunities to benefit all members of the Líl̓wat Nation. The department examines options and develops strategies to grow the Nation’s economy while observing traditional ways and honouring community values.

By creating strong partnerships, supporting regional economic initiatives and offering small business assistance, the Líl̓wat Nation is strengthening its economy and creating opportunities for investment. LBG has created successful partnerships with well-established businesses in neighbouring communities in the areas of project management, land development, and construction. The LBG anticipates future opportunities in these areas along with new options in the tourism sector.

Plans For The Future

Future economic development plans include further development of  a new commercial core in Mount Currie at Churchlands Corner, pursuing lease opportunities on fee simple lands, and creating tourism-related businesses including an RV park. Another important project is the development of the land in Whistler’s Function Junction, a retail-residential project.

Supporting The Nation’s Entrepreneurs

The LBG also helps community members with developing their businesses. From assistance with business plans to sharing funding resources, there is a variety of services that the department provides to ensure that ventures succeed.

For More Information

Kerry Mehaffey
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 604-894-6115 Ext. 2239
Email: Kerry.Mehaffey@lilwat.ca

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