Economic Activity and Development
Kluane First Nation recently developed a Strategic Plan (2012) setting out priorities for the Kluane First Nation Government over the next 2 – 3 years; new and existing businesses will be supported by the economic vision and strategies of this plan.
There is a real entrepreneurial spirit with the people of Burwash Landing; people use technology to work with organizations outside of the community, construction services are growing and still others have used great innovation to create their own place in the economy of the area
~ Math'eiya Alatini, Chief Kluane Fist Nation
Tourism is the other major economy in the area; most tourist facilities are open only from May to September, the prime Yukon tourist season, while some remain open year-round.
Residents in Burwash Landing also rely on subsistence and traditional activities; securing a significant portion of their food supply from hunting, fishing and trapping.
Some traditional crafts are sold at a local craft store.
For business investors, Burwash Landing offers:
- A relaxing quality of life
- A supportive, and responsive First Nations government
- Northern expertise in mining, telecommunications, construction and tourism
- Excellent funding and incentive programs
- Visionary leadership
- Excellent communications and technology infrastructure including cell phone service and high speed internet access
Sector Strengths in Burwash Landing
- Exceptional landscape, wildlife and adventure opportunities
- First Nations Governance and Leadership
Kluane Community Development Corporation (KCDC)
Provides support and information on employment and tenders, and a business directory
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