Kitimat Economic Development Association


Let's Talk Challenges and Opportunities - in a robust economy, Kitimat Economic Development Association continued their “Let’s Talk” series on May 5, 2015 at the Kitimat Rod & Gun Club.  In partnership with LNG Canada and the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce the conversation focused on Challenges and Opportunities in a robust economy.  Recognizing that we will be facing serious challenges as LNG moves ahead, guest speakers from communities shared their experiences and what they have learned during similar economic changes.

Identifying challenges like recruitment and retention of employees, housing, and childcare.  And the chance to learn from other communities and better prepare for opportunities on the horizon will only benefit the long term success of Kitimat.


We recognize that there are serious challenges once LNG gets off the ground. Other communities have gone through these challenges and opportunities and we would like to share what they have learned during the process.


Guest Speakers

Greg Halseth
UNBC, Rural Communities

Lori Ackerman
Mayor, Fort St. John

Michael Evans
Fort McMurray

Gordon Wilson 
BC Government LNG




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