In support of achieving economic self-sufficiency and providing a higher standard of living for all Heiltsuk members by 2021, the Heiltsuk Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is analyzing performance of its business units – beginning with a business plan for the Lama Pass Fuel Company. Through the development of this plan, the company will be better positioned to achieve growth and generate profits for re-investment in the Heiltsuk community.
Consistent with meeting cultural and environmental expectations of the community, the business plan focused on developing three principal objectives, in concert with Transport Canada requirements for safe dispensing of fuel at public ports:
- Identification of appropriate fuel company concept designs
- Develop targeted marketing initiatives as a result of detailed market research
- Table expected benefits from economic, financial, social and cultural forecasts