There are many opportunities for Atlantic Indigenous businesses and communities to benefit from and contribute to the region’s long-term economic growth, as the recovery from COVID-19 continues. For these opportunities to be fully realized, there needs to be a focus on education and training, access to capital, and partnerships.
This report is the first in a series focused on how Indigenous businesses and communities can contribute to and benefit from long-term economic growth in the Atlantic region. It sets the stage by summarizing the effects of COVID-19 on Indigenous communities and businesses and discusses the key drivers affecting the region's economy and their potential implications. It also articulates the unique challenges facing Indigenous communities and businesses and the contributions they can offer to the rest of the Atlantic region.