The Southern Chiefs' Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) was launched in 2018, with the intention to enhance and strengthen the economic base of the SCO’s 34 Southern Manitoba First Nation members.
The SCEDC will focus its efforts towards the pursuit of economic reconciliation in developing and maintaining strategic partnerships in order to create employment and training opportunities for Indigenous workers on a full-time or contract basis.
"The SCEDC has created an opportunity for our community members to gain meaningful employment and training. However, it is also an opportunity for us to participate as full equal partners in private enterprise across the province. It is an opportunity for our youth to rise out of the turmoil of living in poverty and into prosperity. My message is clear, the south is open for business. The creation of SCEDC is the first step to taking back economic sovereignty for our people." - Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, Chair of the Board
The Southern Chiefs' Economic Development Corp. has entered into Joint-Venture Agreements with organizations that focus on building national skills inventories/databases of the Indigenous workforce to maximize the existing and future potential of southern First Nation communities.