Over the past two years, Nisga’a Lisims Government invested over $1.2 million in infrastructure for tourism and six Nisg̲a’a entrepreneurs.
One of the recent projects from Nisg̲a’a Lisims Government is a cultural tourism and marketing initiative, supported by Coast Funds. The initiative supports entrepreneurs through an 18-stop auto-tour route, and a new website highlighting tourism in Nisg̲a’a territory. By encouraging visitors to visit multiple places in the Nass Valley, including each of the four Nisga’a villages, the initiative increases the number of visitors supporting local entrepreneurs.
Open for Business Award Nominees were asked to submit a case study to outline the innovative ways they support small businesses and good jobs for British Columbians by improving services and reducing regulatory burden in their communities. These case studies were used by the Small Business Roundtable to decide on this year’s winners.
These winning communities have proven their undeniable support for their local small businesses by adopting business-friendly best practices in their region.
The award was received by Bonita Young-Mercer and Art Mercer on behalf of the Nisga’a Lisims Government.