Indigenous businesses in Atlantic Canada are making a sizeable contribution to the regional economy and are expanding rapidly, but financial obstacles remain a significant barrier to their future growth.
APEC's latest report highlights successful Atlantic Indigenous businesses and the impact they have on Atlantic Canada’s economy. The study notes that Atlantic Indigenous business revenues were valued at $1.6 billion in 2016, almost 137% more than in 2012. These firms are benefitting the region, creating jobs and income for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous workers: 40% of employees are non-Indigenous workers receiving $118 million in wages.
This webinar will provide an overview of the purpose of the research, economic impact of Indigenous businesses in Atlantic Canada, opportunities and challenges, gender-based analysis, and options for growth and policy initiatives.