Project Description

K’ómoks Economic Development Corporation (KEDC)

“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.


Melinda Knox is a proud member of the K’ómoks First Nation with more than 30 years in the field of business and program administration. She started her career in banking and then entered the public sector with the Department of National Defense, administering human resources…

Melinda Knox, KEDC CEO
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Jen is a proud Coast Salish member of the K’ómoks First Nation. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and marketing, but what she is most whole-heartedly fervent about is happiness, health and inclusion for all our members…
Jennifer Knox, KEDC Economic Development Officer
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Guy is a K’ómoks member and son of Roger and Linda Wright. He has two wonderful boys (Rylan and Colten) growing up fast in his house. He has been in the Forest Industry for more than 15 years, mainly working as a Forestry Engineer. Guy says that working as the KEDC Natural Resource Manager is a very fulfilling position…

Guy Wright, KEDC Natural Resource Manager
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Sharon relocated to the Comox Valley from Victoria in 2016. Sharon has spent more than 30 years in Finance, Accounting and Human Resources in the private sector, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to her position as the Finance Officer of K’ómoks Economic Development Corp (KEDC)… 

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 to 1997, she was the Education Coordinator for the KFN, 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 business Boatways. Bruce has been on the board of directors since the start of Pentlatch Seafoods…

Bruce Billie, KEDC Director, Secretary
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Lynnel was born and raised in the Comox Valley, where she graduated from Vanier Senior Secondary School. She continued her 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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