This Profile of Effective Practice is one of fifteen stories examining how innovative, community-based initiatives are using comprehensive approaches to improve social and economic conditions on a local level.
The Central Labrador Economic Development Board (CLEDB) is located in Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.
It is a land characterized by wilderness and small communities settled for the good hunting, fishing and trapping grounds.
A small manufacturing sector is developing in Central Labrador, along with a few small agricultural initiatives in the past 10 years. Big hopes for employment ride on the Voisey's Bay Nickel mega-project in northern Labrador, the future development of the hydro potential in the Lower Churchill, and the completion of the Trans-Labrador Highway Project. Prospective employment from these projects are considered against their impact on the Innu culture and the environment.