Strategic Planning Survey Introduction

Gitxaala Nation has started on the path to a bold new direction for economic participation. Gitxaala Enterprises Limited Partnership (GECO-LP) has been created to replace Kitkatla Development Corporation (KDC) so that all economic benefits belong solely to Gitxaala.

The future for GECO-LP is bright and Gitxaala citizens will be the ones to decide on its strategic direction. This survey is the first step in a strategic planning process and will ask Gitxaala citizens their opinions on GECO-LP’s economic direction and together build a strategic plan for the focus of economic development opportunities over the next 5 years.

Survey participants will have the opportunity to enter a draw for the following prizes:

· 1 Apple iPhone 12
· 2 Apple iPads 10.2”
· 3 $300 Crest Hotel gift certificates
· 3 100 litre fuel certificates for the Kitkatla fuel station
· 3 $150 Safeway gift certificates

The survey is open until October 17, 2021 for responses. The results of this survey will be presented at the Annual General Meeting in Lach Klan on October 28, 2021.

The next step in the strategic planning process will be to develop a 5-year strategic plan that will be presented to the community at future community meetings.

There are 12 questions asking for your opinion on various aspects of economic development and 2 demographic questions. Your answers to these questions are anonymous. If you want to enter the draw for prizes, at the end of the survey you can enter your name and contact information.

Thank you for taking the time to give us your thoughts on Gitxaala’s economic development priorities and support of a strategic plan!

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* 1. How much do you know about Gitxaala economic activities?

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* 2. Is knowing about Gitxaala's business important to you?

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* 3. Are you interested in participating in deciding Gitxaala's long-term plan for economic activity?

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* 4. What would help you know more about Gitxaala's economic activities?
(please provide your thoughts below)

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* 5. How do you see yourself participating in Gitxaala's economic development activities?
(please select all that apply)

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* 6. What are the specific ways you would like to participate in Gitxaala's economic activities?
(please provide your thoughts below)

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* 7. How can Gitxaala Nation, Gitxaala Enterprises, and Continuous Learning Center (CLC) support you in employment training, skills development, or entrepreneurship and/or small business development?
(please select all that apply)

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* 8. Rank the economic development priorities according to their importance to you.
(please rank according to their importance with 1 being the most important)

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* 9. What industries should GECO-LP participate in?
(please select Yes, Maybe, or No for each industry)

  Yes Maybe No
Anything (GECO-LP should pursue any economic opportunity)
Alcohol
Cannabis
Construction
Energy
Fisheries / aquaculture
Forestry
Hunting / guiding
Investment in other businesses
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)
Marine services
Mining
Natural resources
Real estate
Retail
Technology (online businesses)
Tourism
Transportation
Other

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* 10. In what priority would you like to see profits from GECO-LP directed?
(please rank according to their priority with 1 being the most important)

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* 11. What does Gitxaala economic success look like to you over the next 25 years?
(please provide your vision below)

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* 12. How would you like to be informed about Gitxaala economic activities?
(please rank according to their priority with 1 being the most important)

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* 13. Where do you normally reside?

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* 14. What is your age?

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* 15. Please let us know any other comments you have about Gitxaala economic development.
(please provide your thoughts below)

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* 16. If you are interested in being entered into the draw for a prize, please enter your contact information:
(only those that provide their contact information will be entered for the prize draw)

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