How will this new roster of Island-based Startups tackle industry problems to serve markets locally and abroad?
This year’s showcase will feature 7 local companies who have successfully moved past early-stage prototyping on their march to commercialization. From Ed-Tech to Med-Tech, mixed with...
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How can we generate more wealth and increase sustainable production in forestry on Vancouver Island?
Through wood industry stakeholder meetings, interviews, surveys, product research, economic analysis, and business case development, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance has developed a starting point for meaningful dialogue...
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The Aboriginal business and economic development landscape is changing rapidly. Are you aware of the opportunities?
Aboriginal business and economic development is in the midst of a transformational process with increasing opportunities to partner. Aboriginal Business Match is playing a significant role...
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BC Premier John Horgan will address delegates at the Economic Summit Dinner, October 25
Change is in the air! After sixteen years of a Liberal-led government, Premier Horgan leads an NDP/Green coalition bringing a different approach and a new agenda...
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Are your critical business decisions being made with a fact-based understanding of the Island economy?
It’s time for Vancouver Island businesses to take the pulse of the region to determine how we will position ourselves to succeed in quickly evolving markets....
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Summit speaker returns from major earthquake investigation in Mexico City to deliver lessons learned first hand
“Is British Columbia ready? No, it is not. Is Vancouver Island ready? No, it is not – despite its even higher risk.” Peter Yanev, the author...
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Is Vancouver Island only ‘Alone’ in Film and Television?
Does opportunity exist to capitalize on industry growth elsewhere in BC? If yes, what is the opportunity and what do we need to do? “Vancouver Island...
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Cowichan change makers have joined forces to move the dial on how the region is perceived. How do they do it?
Economic development, chamber organizations and members of the business community in the Cowichan Valley region have been working together to play to their collective strengths and...
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