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Makivvik working on procurement policy to help small northern businesses – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 30, 2023

Current situation leaves Nunavik businesses at a disadvantage, says owner

Kuujjuaq entrepreneur Willie Gadbois runs three businesses: a plumbing and heating company, one that does ventilation cleaning, and another called Nunavik Buildings that builds modular homes.

He said it’s hard for northern businesses like his to compete for contracts in the North.

“I am a very small business,” Gadbois said, adding the only contracts he gets are from local organizations that know him.

Larger contracts, he said, are very hard to win. Gadbois believes that Makivvik Corp., as a promoter of social and economic development in Nunavik, should do more to help businesses like his secure contracts in the North.

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