Beaver Creek
Burwash Landing
Dawson City
Destruction Bay
Haines Junction
Old Crow
Pelly Crossing
Ross River
Watson Lake

Economic Activity and Development     

Mayo’s present economy includes Government Services from the federal, territorial, First Nation and municipal governments; mining; construction; transportation; energy; and service sectors.

Mining activity in the region contributes to a greater demand for labour and services, and which also provides additional opportunities for the community and local businesses. 

Recently, Yukon Energy invested in new hydro energy infrastructure linked to the Yukon grid, which contributes to Yukon’s energy needs, and provides opportunities for skilled labour in the energy field.

Improved availability of internet technology also opens up new opportunities for business creation and the opportunity to market Mayo’s attributes worldwide.

Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Development Corporation
Develops the economic and employment opportunities of the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun and its citizens

There are opportunities for community economic diversification in four main areas:

  • Tourism industry
  • Expanding the local service sector
  • Using local construction projects as local employment and training opportunities
  • Supporting mineral exploration and development

For business investors, Mayo offers:

  • Supportive, and responsive First Nations and municipal government
  • Northern expertise in mining, telecommunications, construction and tourism 
  • Excellent communications and technology infrastructure including cell phone service and high speed internet access
  • Excellent funding and incentive programs
  • Exceptional landscape, wildlife and tourism opportunities

Government of Yukon Socio-economic Web Portal
Provides census information on economic development.

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