Economic Development Day

Participants identified who was present and who was absent in relation to the economic development with the aim of ensuring that those who are away are invited to review and comment on the workshop results.





Present
Absent
Susan Owen E-Centre manager

Public works

Donald Moose Band Councillor
Power authority
Rita Wassaykeesic Telehealth coordinator
Band administrator
Salina Strang Assistant technician
Major capital project coordinator
Teresa Wassaykeesic Health director
Welfare coordinator
Band council

Then Jacob provided a summary of the economic development strategies for the KO communities.

Participants brainstormed on what Economic development mean in Poplar Hill

describing:

- the vision or results that the economic development workers are working towards (large bubbles),

- the programs they are involved with (in green),

- desired programs (in orange),

- how they are using and plan to use the technology that the SMART project brings to the community (in red),

- how they would like to use the technology (in blue), and

- what to measure to show that the visions or goals were being reached, or that the programs were moving ahead (yellow sticky papers)

Table of Results, Programs, Activities, Resources, and indicators for Economic Development in Poplar Hill.

Results

Programs / Activities / Resources

Indicators

Business centre

Hotel (P, T SS) (PC, PCI, W)

Clients, workers, employees

 

E-Center (P, PC, PCI, VC, W, OL, TR, SS, T)

Computer access, staff support

 

Northern store (P, T, PC) (OL, PCI)

More variety, bigger

Services

Gas station (P. PC, PCI, SS)

Gas accessible

 

Garage (T) (P, TR, PCI, OL, SS)

Vehicles in longer operation

 

Laundry mat

 
 

Church (T) (VC, PC, PCI, SS)

More attendance

 

Radio station (P, T) (PC, PCI, SS)

Better radio programs, more listeners

 

Police station (OL. P, T, PC, PCI) (SS, TR)

Additional office

 

Water & sewage (P, PC, T) (PCI, SS, OL)

Maintained treatment of water and sewage disposal

 

Pluming (T) (TR, PC, SS, OL PCI)

Increased employment

 

Electrical services (T) (PC, TR)

Increased employment

 

Taxi service (P, T)

Accessible travel

 

Computer business (P, PC, PCI, SS, OL, TR, T)

More computer literacy

 

Air transportation service (P, PC, PCI, SS, OL, TR, T)

Lower cost, convenient flights

 

Restaurant (P, PC, PCI, SS, OL, TR, T)

 
 

Bakery (P, PC, PCI, SS, OL, TR, T)

 
 

Hair salon (T, P, PC, PCI, W, TR, OL)

Employment

Human resources development

Policy development (PC, PCI, OL)

Established policies

 

Training (TR)

 
 

Certifications

 
 

Accreditation

 
 

Professional development

 
 

Workshops

 
 

Water & sewage training

More trained technicians

 

E-Center training

 
 

Electrician training

More trained technicians

 

Financial management training

Better financing, accurate financial forecast, better report on financial statement

 

Business management training

Better business skills & knowledge

 

Human resources training

Better teamwork

 

Business law

Better understanding of business legislation

Natural resource development

Hydro (P, T, PC)

No diesel used

 

Fishing (T) (PC, PCI, P)

Keeping traditional lifestyle

 

Trapping (T) (PC, PCI, P)

Keeping traditional lifestyle

 

Firewood harvesting (T, SS)

Heated homes

 

Forestry (T, P, PC, PCI, W, TR, OL)

More employment

 

Tourism (T, P, PC, PCI, W, TR, OL)

More employment

 

Mineral exploration (T, P, PC, PCI, W, TR, OL)

More employment

 

Commercial fishing (T, P, PC, PCI, W, TR, OL)

More employment

 

Eco tourism (T, P, PC, PCI, W, TR, OL)

More employment

 

Wild rice

Wild rice farm in Poplar Hill

Facilities

Laundry mat

 
 

Old hotel

 
 

Recreation centre (P, T)

Recreation programs

 

School (P, PC, PCI, OL, W, TR)

 
 

Water treatment plant (P, T, PC)

 
 

Restaurant

Building exists

 

Bingo hall

Building exists

 

Day care centre (T, P)

Building exists

 

Old age home (P, T, VC, PC, PCI, TR)

Building exists

 

Larger Band office (P, PC, PCI, SS, OL, TR,T)

Building exists

 

Youth centre (P, PC, PCI, SS, OL, TR,T)

Building exists

 

Parking lot (P)

Parking lot exists

 

Arena (P, T, TR)

Building exists

 

Band hall

Building exists

 

Training centre

Building exists

 

Fuel store

Building exists

 

Warehouse

Building exists

 

Local business centre

Building exists

 

Carpenter shop

Building exists

Hydro plant project

Location

 
 

Plans (P)

 
 

Big generating plant (P, PC, PCI, SS, OL, TR,T)

Lower power cost, employment

 

Funds

Funds are available

 

Grid

Power backup

 

Linemen

Support for hydro, employment

 

Self sustainable hydro system

No outages