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Rural communities, businesses in the north to benefit from Regional Business Liaisons

Thirteen applications for Regional Business Liaisons have been given the green light by Northern Development Initiative Trust.

They will offer one-on-one support services for rural businesses and communities impacted by forest policy changes

The program was first announced last month following a $1.5 million investment from the province’s Rural Business and Community Recovery Initiative.

Funding was made available to Community Futures Development Corporations, local governments, Indigenous governments, and economic development entities.

The following organizations have been approved for RBL positions:

  • Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin (two positions)
  • District of Fort St. James
  • Community Futures Peace Liard (two positions)
  • Community Futures North Cariboo
  • Community Futures Nadina (two positions)
  • Community Futures Sun Country
  • Community Futures Fraser-Fort George (two positions)
  • First Nations Business Development Association
  • Community Futures Pacific Northwest
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