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ITI works to promote continued investment and delivery of business programs and services in the interest of developing and sustaining a healthy business community.
Local traditional economies provide residents with the opportunity to maintain traditional livelihoods while receiving valuable benefits amidst a modernizing society.
Tourism is an important part of the Northwest Territories economy and ITI works in partnership with NWT Tourism to promote the NWT as a "spectacular" world-class tourist destination.
Within the 1.17 million square kilometres of the spectacular Northwest Territories are a multitude of beautiful parks and campgrounds.
The NWT is rich in mineral resources. ITI administers and promotes the development of these resources to the benefit of residents across the Territory.
The Northwest Territories is one of the world's largest producers of diamonds.
ITI promotes economic self-sufficiency through the responsible management and development of NWT petroleum resources to create a prosperous, diverse and sustainable economy.
ITI’s Energy Planning Division co-ordinates overall energy policy and planning for the Government of the Northwest Territories.
The production of traditional arts and fine crafts is an important element of the NWT economy and a valued reflection of the culture and history of our territory's Aboriginal people.
Agriculture and fisheries generate income and employment for Northwest Territories residents by producing products and services consumed in the domestic and export markets.
On April 1, 2014, administrative authority over lands, water and resources was transferred to the GNWT. Learn more about ITI's role.