We are integral part of the Cowichan Valley. We are one of the largest employers in the region and we invest significant dollars here.
Closer and closer ties with our neighbouring governments are being
forged everyday as there is growing recognition that
there is more to be gained by working together collectively than
pursuing separate paths. This was formally recognized
by the signing of a Bridge Building Protocol Agreement in 2003
with leaders of the City of Duncan, the
District of North Cowichan, and the Cowichan Valley Regional
District. Since then we are working together on a
variety of initiatives.
The key to both business success and breaking down the social
barriers is entering into partnerships. Nothing fosters
mutual understanding better than working side-by-side.
As well as projects undertaken with the local governments, we are
actively involved in projects and joint partnerships with business,
industry, and agencies in the Cowichan Valley region. Each one of
these undertakings leverages more dollars and broadens the
available expertise than could be achieved alone.
Through our economic development agency, Khowutzun Development
Corporation (KDC), we are a local service provider
in a variety of manufacturing,
construction, hospitality, and tourism
services. Likewise, many of our
members are independent entrepreneurs
who offer goods and services.
It is with great anticipation that we look forward to hosting the
2008 North American Indigenous Games. All the local
governments and businesses are committed to working with us to
make these Games a world-class event, and in the process
symbolize the opportunities, the growth, the healing that will
characterize the future in the Cowichan Valley region.
Projects, and Initiatives
Business with Cowichan Tribes