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Submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Consultation Paper: Indigenous Business Sector Strategy

Sara Hudson, Charles Jacobs
26 May 2017 | CIS Submission
Submission to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet – Consultation Paper: Indigenous Business Sector Strategy

We believe supporting Indigenous businesses contributes to Indigenous empowerment. Unlike program delivery, which tends to be a more passive form of support, supporting Indigenous businesses is an active form of assistance. A multiplier effect occurs when people own a business that goes beyond the financial benefits to the local economy.

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