BC Launches First Nations Economic Development Database

posted 2015-01-06 by Herb

The entrepreneurial spirit of Aboriginal people in BC became has just become much more visible.

Today, the Aboriginal Business and Investment Council with support from the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training officially launched the First Nations Economic Development Database (FNEDD), Canada's first comprehensive, searchable database of First Nations' economic activity.

The database showcases the activity and entrepreneurial spirit of BC First Nations companies and communities through a modern, easy to use tool. All of the data in the system is freely available for download in open data formats making it useful for a variety of users and purposes.

The Castlemain Group and Dynamic Solutions are proud to have played a key role in the development of this resource as envisaged by the Aboriginal Business and Investment Council in partnership with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.

The database is continuously updated and currently includes: more than 1,100 First Nations’ businesses classified by industry; more than 300 bilateral agreements between First Nations communities and government information about all 203 First Nations communities as well as Tribal Councils and Nations in BC.

Companies thinking about investing in BC will find a rich source of information to help them make informed decisions. We encourage all citizens to have a look at the exciting work that BC First Nations are doing.

To find out more about FNEDD visit: https://www.fnedd.ca/about.html. You can also contact Herb Lainchbury at herb@dynamic-solutions.com to learn more about our involvement in the project.

You can find the official government of BC press release announcing the database here.