The business arm of the Metlakatla First Nation

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The Metlakatla Development Corporation (MDC) – the business arm of the Metlakatla First Nation – is an active participant in economic development opportunities throughout the Prince Rupert area and has partnered with several local and regional businesses to develop successful ventures in areas ranging from transportation to heavy construction to tourism.

Alongside these business activities are the social and environmental standards that govern MDC activities. Major priorities of the Development Corporation are to understand and support the educational requirements of the membership and to ensure that sustainable development principles addressing social, cultural, economic and environmental factors are applied to all businesses and investments.

MDC is a major economic force in Northwest British Columbia supporting economic growth of the region, the prosperity of its citizens and the maintenance of the Tsimshian culture through its numerous businesses.

Metlakatla Development Corporation has the following mandate

  • To grow Metlakatla Development Corporation’s business base through strategic joint venture opportunities arising from Commercial Agreements & Development Opportunities within Metlakatla Traditional Territory.
  • To identify new business opportunities consistent with the MDC principles of sustainable eco-based resource management
  • To maintain and strengthen MDC’s existing business activities and essential services
  • And capacity building & skills training

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