Kellett was selected to recommend an approach for the territory's new Manufacturing Strategy. Kellett deployed a multidisciplinary team including subject matter experts, facilitators, political advisors, and business leaders. The project began by creating a research methodology, and drafting a Discussion Paper. The Discussion Paper was used to provide baseline information, stimulate conversation and invite input throughout the engagement process. The engagement process included public information-gathering sessions in six communities, interviews with nearly every manufacturer in the territory, and meetings, interviews and working sessions with government departments, indigenous organizations, and other industry stakeholders. The extensive engagement process was documented in a comprehensive What We Heard Report and informed the writing of the draft Northwest Territories Manufacturing Strategy.