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Red Rock Indian Band
Economic Development

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Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills
  • Promotes new business opportunities
  • Works to access funding and improvements for band-owned business ventures
  • Provides coaching in areas such as business plan development and assistance in obtaining financial support for people wanting to start own business
  • Liaises with public and private sectors on behalf of the community regarding economic development initiatives
  • Maintains local business directory
  • Advises local businesses and Band Council on economic development
  • Works to secure funding for training and employment opportunities for community members
Economic initiatives Red Rock Indian Band is involved with include:
  • Professional Business Complex, completed in 2015; houses Band Office and several other tenants
  • Ownership of Chalet Lodge consisting of a large lodge building, a 3 bedroom house, 14 cabins, a sauna, and an indoor pool on 22 acres of reserve land
  • Commercial Properties/Real estate investments in Nipigon, Red Rock and Thunder Bay which the Band rents through long-term leases
  • Development potential at the Ruby Lake Marble Quarry
  • East West Tie Transmission Line
  • Collaboration with six other First Nations on the Little Jackfish River Hydro-Electric Project
  • Possibility of streetlight upgrades (LED) within the community for savings of energy costs and maintenance
  • Partnerships with organizations of mutual interests and currently including Lakehead University, Township of Nipigon and Northshore Network
Comments
Tribal Council: Independent (does not belong to Tribal Council)Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Robinson-Superior Treaty
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Eligibility
Members of Red Rock Indian Band
Application Process
Call for information
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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