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The Economic Development Corporation is a stand-alone entity under the Fort McMurray 468 First Nation.

Launched in April 2022, our team leads business development opportunities for both the Nation and Fort McMurray First Nation Group of Companies, including nurturing partnerships and industry relationships.

Supporting Prosperity and Stability

Aligned with the Nation’s Eight Community Pillars, we contribute to the economic success of the Nation through the development of joint business ventures and equity opportunities, supported by strong, strategic partnerships.

All revenue generated through the Corporation supports Member programs and services, housing initiatives, and infrastructure projects – fostering lasting benefits for the Nation and its Members for generations to come.

We are excited to contribute to the sustainable growth of our Nation, meet infrastructure needs, and support vital programs and services to promote the personal growth, healing and wellbeing of our Members.

- Councillor Samantha Whalen, Chief Business Development Officer
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Building on Success

Fort McMurray 468 First Nation Economic Development is an evolution of the momentum and growth created by the Fort McMurray First Nation Group of Companies.

Since 1987, the Group of Companies has been contributing to the financial stability and prosperity of the Nation – providing Construction, Custodial, Transportation, and Petro-Canada Fuel & Convenience Store services to a broad portfolio of customers. Their success in establishing strong partnerships across a wide range of sectors has created meaningful employment opportunities for Nation Members and additional service lines to the Group of Companies.

Working together with the Nation’s new Economic Development team, the Group of Companies will continue to focus on growing its existing services.

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