Thebacha Business Development Services (TBDS), established in 2001, is a Community Futures development corporation (CFDC) serving the East South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories of Canada, and the communities of Fort Smith, Fort Resolution and Lutsel k’e.

TBDS is one of the seven CFDCs operating in the Northwest Territories.

Community Futures Development Corporations support community economic development by assisting communities to strengthen and diversify their economies. CFDCs foster local entrepreneurship, promote, coordinate and implement a variety of development initiatives within their respective communities. CFDCs offer entrepreneurship training, business counseling, loan programs and information to suit the needs of community members interested in starting or expanding their own business.

Mission Statement
To contribute to the economic growth of the East South Slave region by providing all potential, new and existing businesses with access to business counselling, educational opportunities, and financial support.

To enhance our capacity to provide support and financial resources to community based entrepreneurs and businesses, enabling them to recognize and capitalize on economic opportunities.