The goal of the Economic Development Department is to work towards the creation of a sustainable economy for the Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek.
Economic Development Officer
Job Description Summary:
The Economic Development Officer assists Band Council in the development of Band owned and operated enterprises, proposal development for short and long-term community development projects, assists with training and employment programs aimed at improving the human resources within the community as well as advises Band Members in establishing small businesses.
Economic Development Program Summary:
Anishinabek Employment and Training Services - help with employment counselling and funding for training.
Canada Business Network - excellent resource for information on starting a business!
Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre - they have guides, programs and services to support starting a small busines.
Greenstone Economic Development Corporation - help with small business planning and loans in Geraldton.
Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development Program - program to support funding for small business.
Thunder Bay Ventures - help with small business and loans.
The PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise - programs and services to women across Northern Ontario who are ready to start or grow business opportunities.