Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses

Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses

Outstanding Business Achiever
Port Alberni, British Columbia

The Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses is the arm’s length economic development corporation of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation. It initially started with forestry businesses but grew to include an additional six limited partnership operation, comprising of 14 businesses in six years. It started with one employee in 2011 and now has over 120 full time, part-time, and casual employees.

A recent purchase of 11 properties has breathed new life into the community providing additional jobs and revenues for the Huu-ay-aht. As Chief Councillor Robert Dennis Sr. likes to say, “our businesses allow us to manage prosperity instead of poverty.”

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