Strategic analysis of a pellet fuel opportunity in Northwest British Columbia

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The Haisla Business and Development Corporation (HBDC) is in the process of being incorporated. Its purpose is to create independence for the Haisla people by generating wealth and developing their people. The HBDC has access to many natural resources and has many opportunities to develop those resources to achieve their goals. This project will evaluate the feasibility of building and operating a wood fuel pellet plant as one means to achieve early success for the HBDC. An industry analysis will provide an overview of the dynamics of the industry, including its attractiveness. The resources and expectations of the HBDC will be reviewed to ensure appropriate strategic decisions are aligned. Finally, the pellet plant opportunity is analysed through a detailed market analysis, a competitive position overview, and a detailed financial analysis. Finally, a recommendation is made based on the feasibility and the fit with HBDC objectives.

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Faculty of Business Administration - Simon Fraser University
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Research Project (M.B.A.)