GGC supports the four communities in implementing their annual economic development projects.
There have been a number of successes to date. Gitanyow Band has partnered with Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs to develop a joint venture, Meziadin Holdings Ltd. This partnership created a ‘man camp’ at Meziadin and employs a number of local people. This project links up with the NW Transmission Line. Last September the gas bar at Meziadin has reopened & it’s stunning! See Below:
Gitanmaax Market is another project that links up to the community planning work and the need for more sustainable local jobs. Gitanmaax Band has assumed management of the Ksan Historical Museum and continues to operate the Ksan Campground and the movie theatre and more recently built a new gas station. Glen Vowell has a community garden and is exploring a greenhouse and cellar for their community.
Kispiox Band operates a gas station, eco-tours, Halliday Campground and is heavily involved in the forest industry.
Community gardens, setting up economic development institutions & job readiness are some of the other projects on the go.