Project Description

Economic
DEVELOPMENT

“We are in the business of developing the economic possibilities of the nation for the future.”

The K’ómoks Economic Development Corp. (KEDC) is a key economic stakeholder in the Comox Valley. The community has always relied on the rich bounty from land and sea. Today, band owned and operated businesses focus on tourism and natural resources, weaving past and present into a strong economic future for the K’ómoks people.

The KEDC has a number of high-profile investment and joint-venture opportunities for progressive investors looking for business ventures.

Latest KEDC Development Press Releases

OUR TEAM

Melinda Knox is a proud member of the K’ómoks First Nation with 30+ years in the field of business and program administration.  She started her career in the private sector with a banking institution and from there entered the public sector with the Department of National Defence administering human resource specializing in pay and program benefits to approximately 600 employees. 

Melinda Knox, Ec. Dev. CEO
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Jennifer is a proud Coast Salish member of the K’ómoks First Nation. After graduating high school in 2004, Jennifer moved to Nanaimo to pursue post-secondary at Vancouver Island University where she completed her Applied Business Technology course. In order to graduate from the program Jennifer was to complete two practicums, one at a Real Estate office and the second at K’ómoks First Nation.

Jennifer Knox, Administrative Assistant
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Guy is a K’ómoks member and son of Roger & Linda Wright. He has two wonderful boys (Rylan & Colten) growing up fast in his house. He has been in the Forest Industry for 15+ years, mainly working as a Forestry Engineer. Guy says that working as the KFN Natural Resource Manager is a very fulfilling position, and he has a pretty full plate taking care of KFN’s two woodlots,

Guy Wright, Natural Resource Manager
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Sharon relocated to the Comox Valley from Victoria in 2016. Sharon’s 30+ years in Finance and Accounting as well as Human Resources in the private sector brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her position as the Finance Officer of K’ómoks Economic Development Corp. 

Sharon Killbery, KEDC Financial Officer
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April Shopland is a member of the K’ómoks First Nation. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from Simon Fraser University and a strong commitment to assisting young people with their educational goals. From 1986 – 1997, she worked as the Education Coordinator for the K’ómoks First Nation, and served a two year term on K’ómoks Council.

April Shopland, KEDC Director, President
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Bruce Billie is a member of the K’ómoks First Nation and has worked in the fishing industry for years. He has worked for BC Ferries for the past 35 years and has been a second officer for 20 years. In addition, he has looked after his family-owned Boayway’s. Bruce has been on the board of directors since the start of Pentlatch Seafoods, and hopes for continue to serve the Board. 

Bruce Billie, KEDC Director, Secretary
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Lynnel was born and raised in the Comox Valley where she graduated from Vanier Sr. Secondary School. Once graduated she continued studies in accounting and business law at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo. After completing her diploma, she moved back to the Comox Valley where she has worked mainly in administration…

Lynnel Kennedy, KEDC Director
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Interested in working with us?

The K’ómoks First Nation Economic Development Corp. has a number of high-profile investment and joint-venture opportunities for progressive investors looking for business ventures.

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