Today’s Foreign Trade Zone Point Win is Good News for our Sustainable Island Economy
Nanaimo, BC Statement by Sheila Malcolmson, Nanaimo —Ladysmith’s Member of Parliament: “The Foreign Trade Zone Point, announced today to help Vancouver Island businesses export goods, will provide...
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Vancouver Island Designated as Foreign Trade Zone
Championed by the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, Vancouver Island has received an official designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) from the Government of Canada. “The Vancouver Island Foreign...
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Summit Panel Shares the Secret Recipe of Resilient Entrepreneurs
Drawing on the experiences of four entrepreneurs from diverse industries and backgrounds, hear what it is that helped them bounce back higher after the inevitable hits...
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The Inherent Wisdom, Cultural Importance & Economic Benefits of First Nation Tourism
As First Nation Communities develop business opportunities that create income and employment, so too are they working to share their cultural knowledge. Tourism can help to...
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The Future of Electric Transportation and Its Impact on Vancouver Island
Join these panelists at the State of the Island Summit this fall to engage in thought and discussion of what massive conversion to electric vehicles will look like… Kelly...
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VIEA’s Island Wood Industries Initiative Seeks Certainty for Value-Added Manufacturing
Change is in the air! Attend the State of the Island Economic Summit and join the Island Wood panelists who will share current thinking and trends on the Island’s...
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Marine Sector – Labour Challenges & Career Opportunities Abound
The marine sector is rich in training and career opportunities and companies are poaching each other’s staff because of skills shortages. While we all know that...
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Island Good – Major Vancouver Island food retail competitors collaborate for VIEA pilot project success
Suppose someone asked you to “prepare a meal using only food products grown, produced or manufactured locally”. Could you do it? What foods would you include?...
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