From 2011 to 2015, we delivered a systematic multi-stakeholder economic development function in the Klondike region. The strategies below were elaborated in our full 2011-15 strategic plan. KDO continues to take a proactive approach to community revitalization and renewal.
1) Enterprise Retention and Development
3) Key Sector Development
4) Investment Capital
5) Partnership Development
6) Community Marketing
7) Social Enterprise
During 2016 KDO focused on addressing a key barrier to our community’s well-being and development: the shortage of rental housing. Our community-based solution was the construction of a not-for-profit housing project: an 8-unit apartment complex that is now up and running, having opened for tenancy on June 1, 2017.
As of 2017 KDO and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in are both implementing community economic development projects under READI (Regional Economic Action and Development Initiative), a tri-government partnership with funding from Yukon Government Department of Economic Development, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and City of Dawson.
Our strategies and work plans are constantly evolving to reflect our community’s needs, achievements, and learning and respond to local and regional events and changes.