Xwísten Economic Development Strategy

Date: 2015

EcoPlan worked with Xwísten (Bridge River Indian Band) on an economic development strategy for on- and off-reserve opportunities for the band and band members. The strategy is intended to be a guiding document and workplan for a soon-to-be-hired economic development officer, and will include a skills inventory, assessment of opportunities in the region, analysis of the opportunities available to Xwísten, and phased implementation plan. EcoPlan will also work with Xwísten to evaluate options for the structure of the band businesses, looking at the relative merits and draw backs of band-owned businesses, economic development corporations, and other business structures.