With the fastest growing economy in Canada, Saskatchewan is the place to do business. According to Enterprise Saskatchewan, every year capital investment in the province grows at an average rate of more than 11%. In 2011, capital investment totals reached a new high of $19.3 billion.
Doing business in Saskatchewan today means doing business with First Nations. The fastest growing demographic in the province with significant land holdings and business assets, First Nations enterprise is growing in size, scope and influence. A pace setter in this new environment is the Meadow Lake Tribal Council.
Meadow Lake Tribal Council has been doing business in Saskatchewan for over 25 years and has become one of Saskatchewan’s largest private equity investment managers, returning tens of millions in dividends to shareholder First Nations. These resources fuel economic development, social programs, employment and infrastructure in nine northern First Nations communities. In 2009, the Council created Meadow Lake Tribal Council Resource Development (RDI) with the mandate to pursue business initiatives and improve the wealth of shareholder communities.