Vancouver Island Economic Development Groups

Vancouver Island Economic Development Groups

Vancouver Island Economic Development Groups

A complete list of the Vancouver Island Development Groups and contact information includes group contact names, phone numbers, emails, websites and addresses.

If you would like to have information added to the Vancouver Island Development Groups list please contact us and we will be very happy to do so.

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance VIEA is a collaborative partnership spearheading regional economic development for the Vancouver Island region. VIEA provides opportunities for communities, First Nations, businesses, and other key stakeholders to collaborate on broad-based economic development programs to improve the region’s overall capacity for economic vitality.

VIEA Contact: George Hanson, President

Phone: 250-667-5225

VIEA Contact: Po Wan, Chairman

VIEA Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 76, Station ‘A’
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5K4

Island Coastal Economic Trust

ICET funds community-driven economic development initiatives in targeted sectors to spark new and sustainable regional economic growth and diversification. These key sectors include: forestry, transportation, tourism, mining, small business, energy, agriculture and aquaculture, and economic development.

Contact: Denice Regnier
Title: Project and Corporate Administrator


ICET Address:
#108 – 501 4th Street
Courtenay, BC, Canada
V9N 1H3

Vancouver Island Coast Economic Developers Association

The association serves those organizations and individuals charged with addressing economic development issues and concerns in the Vancouver Island/Coast areas of British Columbia.

VICEDA enhances opportunities for professional development and networking for economic developers within the region while collaborating with like organizations to facilitate a sustainable economy.

Contact: Geoff Crawford
Title: President

Phone: 250 334-2427

VICEDA Address:
200-580 Duncan Ave,
Courtenay, BC
V9N 2M7

Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA)

VICA’s primary goal is to support the construction industry and building community.

From owners, consultants, engineers and architects to construction contractors, membership opens access to comprehensive services, programs and resources you won’t find anywhere else.

VICABC Website:

South Island Prosperity Project

The SIPP mission is to facilitate and promote development of a strong, diversified economy in South Vancouver Island. Our vision is a collaborative region that is a vibrant place to work, and we hope to achieve this through the creation of household­-sustaining jobs in targeted sectors of our regional economy.

The objectives of SIPP are to increase the median household income; increase amount of provincial and federal funding; and increase the number of household-sustaining jobs.

SIPP Website:
Phone: 1-778-265-8128

SIPP Address:
844 Courtney St.
2nd Floor
Victoria BC
V8W 1C4

Business Victoria

Business Victoria is a not-for-profit association with a goal of helping people from all walks of life create a sustainable future for themselves.


Business Victoria Address:
Business Victoria
5th Floor – 915 Fort Street
Victoria, BC
V8V 3K3

Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation (NEDC)

The Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) is to build a prosperous community through economic opportunity.

Nanaimo Economic Development (NED) works to develop a creative, dynamic and competitive business environment that fosters economic growth. The NED works in partnership with community, local agencies, organizations and businesses to develop and implement strategies that will assist in strengthening our regional economy.

Contact: Amrit Manhas
Economic Development Officer

NEDC Website:

Office Phone: 250-591-1551
Office Fax:

NEDC Address:
104 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5H7

Direct Contact: Amrit Manhas
Economic Development Officer

Direct Phone:

Direct Contact: Peter McGee
Economic Development Co-ordinator

Direct Phone: 250- 824-0151

Comox Valley Economic Development

The City of Courtenay, along with the Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, and Comox Valley Regional District Areas A, B, and C, provides the annual funding to the Comox Valley Economic Development.

CVED Website:

Toll Free: 1-877-848-2427
Fax: 250-334-2414

CVED Address:
#200-580 Duncan Ave
Courtenay, BC
V9N 2M7

CVED Education Department:

Education Website:

Comox Valley Development and Construction Association

The CVDCA works extensively with municipal staff and local politicians to ensure that all development proposals put forward enhance the Comox Valley. The CVDCA would work with local governments on various committees on topics such as bylaw amendments, affordable housing, development standards, development affordability, and regional growth strategy,

The CVDCA provides a unified voice for the construction and development industries in Comox Valley to interact with various levels of government, to provide networking and education opportunities for members, and to provide a venue for the sharing of information.

CVDCA Website:

Comox Valley Community Foundation

The Comox Valley Community Foundation provides an opportunity for people to contribute to a permanent endowment fund which is used to enrich the quality of life in the Comox Valley.

It provides a means whereby the community’s charitable assets and decision making can be applied locally; it pools the charitable gifts of many donors into a permanent, income-earning endowment that benefits the people of this valley and fulfills the philanthropic objectives of individual donors.

The Comox Valley Community Foundation makes grants from the earnings on these funds to support a broad variety of initiatives from health, education and social services to arts, culture and the environment; and it offers neutral advice and support to all kinds of individuals and organizations trying to make philanthropic decisions.

CVCF Website:

Comox Valley Small Business Association

The Comox Valley Small Business Association (SBA) is an organization of energetic, dedicated, and serious business owners who value the opportunity to network, share, and learn with other like-minded business people in the community of the Comox Valley

SBA Website:

SBA Address:
PO Box 3095
Courtenay, BC V9N 5P3

Comox Valley Business Network

The Comox Valley Business Network meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30 – 8:30 am at the White Spot on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay.

Contact: Tyler Iwanson
Title: CVBN President

Phone: 250-218-0919

CVBN Website:

Young Professionals – Comox Valley

The YPCV aims to promote social interaction and assist in the professional development of the Comox Valley’s future business leaders. The Comox Valley Young Professionals group is open to business professionals, employees and entrepreneurs under the age of 45 who live or work in the Comox Valley.

Contact: Leif Jason

Executive Team Email:

Comox Valley School District

CVSD #71 Phone: 250-334-5500
CVSD # 71 Website:

CVSD # 71 Address:
607 Cumberland Road
Courtenay, BC
V9N 7G5

British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA)

The British Columbia Economic Development Association BCEDA is the leading professional association of economic development practitioners in the Province of BC.

BCEDA currently has over 420 members from communities throughout the Province. BCEDA provides services that help member communities grow and expand new and existing businesses, attract new business investments, and work towards strategic infrastructure investment, land use planning, and community enhancement.

Phone: 1-604-795-7119

BCEDA Website:
BCEDA Email:

BCEDA Address:
#102 – 9300 Nowell Street
Chilliwack, BC
V2P 4V7

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