Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario have abundant natural resources that present economic development opportunities in mining, forestry, and hydro-electric power generation. Further, the procurement of essential goods and services by Aboriginal communities from larger urban centers such as Thunder Bay provide existing economic opportunities that greatly contribute to the economy of the City and surrounding region.
The success of these opportunities relies heavily on the partnership between government, industry, and communities – both Aboriginal, and Non-Aboriginal. With the creation of the Aboriginal Business event it is our goal to have attendees develop business alliances and partnerships and expand their networks for economic and business growth. It is also an opportunity to provide educational and networking opportunities for Aboriginal businesses. Working together in partnership is necessary for the future of our business community