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.
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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
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
#108 – 501 4th Street
Courtenay, BC, Canada
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
200-580 Duncan Ave,
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: www.VICABC.ca
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: www.SouthIslandProsperity.ca
844 Courtney St.
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:
5th Floor – 915 Fort Street
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
Title: Economic Development Officer
Office Phone: 250-591-1551
Office Fax: 250-591-2554
104 Front Street
Direct Contact: Amrit Manhas
NEDC Economic Development Officer
Direct Phone: 250-824-0156
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.
#200-580 Duncan Ave
CVED Education Department:
Education Website: www.InvestComoxValley.com/Education
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: www.CVDCA.com
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.
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: www.CVEntrepreneurs.com
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
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
Comox Valley School District
CVSD #71 Phone: 250-334-5500
CVSD # 71 Website: www.SD71.bc.ca
CVSD # 71 Address:
607 Cumberland Road
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.
#102 – 9300 Nowell Street
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