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About KEDA

KITIMAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (KEDA) is committed to assisting companies in developing and establishing community relationships. Comprised of working and retired professionals, our directors, with years of proven business acumen, are offering their services to those companies considering location in our community.
BY PROVIDING LOCAL KNOWLEDGE, ESTABLISHING RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN, AND AIDING IN FACILITATING SMOOTH FIRST PHASE OPERATIONS, WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST YOU.
Our long term association with local business groups, our many years experience in local government, major business operations, and regional development, allows us the ability to garner those assets otherwise unavailable to start-up operations.

Kitimat Economic Development Association (KEDA) is committed to work with all parties and interest groups, to promote and market the Kitimat region for economic development in a targeted and efficient manner. To assist in the retention and expansion of local businesses and industry by nurturing local start-ups.

To adopt a progressive approach to stabilizing, stimulating, and diversifying the Kitimat economy.

To work with all levels of government; federal, provincial, first nations, and local. to facilitate and expedite. responsible economic development.

To work closely with similar groups, first nations, and other organizations with compatible objectives, to share resources and information, while primarily representing the interests of Kitimat.
Kitimat Economic Development Association (KEDA) is a registered non-profit society, whose mandate is to promote responsible economic development in Kitimat and the region.

We are a non-partisan group independent of any government. Our membership is comprised of long term Kitimatians who have chosen this as our home. We choose to be active in pursuing development that will return Kitimat to a robust, self-sufficient community. Some of the activities we have accomplished are:
~Organized “Let’s Talk Energy”
~Hosted information session on Kitimat Clean refining proposal.
~Organized the forum “LNG, opportunities and Challenges”
~Meet with various cabinet ministers, MLA’s and potential investors.
~Presented to JRP promoting the Kitimat-Houston Connector
~We were awarded the contract to host Minerals North 2021.
~Active in supporting other energy related
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