The Coastal Business Resource Centre will be opening in the current TriCorp location in June.

The Coastal Business Resource Centre will be opening in the current TriCorp location in June.

Coastal Business Resource Centre opening in Prince Rupert in June

Major changes are coming to the building currently occupied by TriCorp.

Major changes are coming to the building currently occupied by TriCorp.

Effective  June 1, the facility will be re-christened the Coastal Business Resource Centre and will fall under the management and operation of the 2G Group, organizers of the National Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference. The vision for the centre will be a shared office building that will house 11 offices and six smaller cubicle spaces to serve as a one-stop shop for existing and proposed resource businesses in the region.

“With all the growth in the region, there is a distinct lack of support service in a number of key areas, things like environmental engineering, urban planning, Aboriginal consultation and more,” said 2G Group CEO Geoff Greenwell.

“All of the businesses that have been invited into the space offer strategic services that are going to be needed moving forward.”

Already seven of the 11 office spaces and three of the six cubicle spaces have been leased. Company specialties range from land negotiation and First Nations engagement to economic development to communication services to capital lending. Greenwell expects more companies to come on board as the June 1 opening draws near.

“There is huge demand to get into this building,” he said.

TriCorp will be moving to a new building constructed out at Grassy Bay being constructed by the Metlakatla Development Corporation. That building is expected to be complete mid-June with TriCorp resuming operations at the new site in early July.