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2nd State of the Island Report to be Released at 2016 Summit

2016 is the 10th anniversary of the ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit where hundreds of people gather to network, compare notes, learn of emerging trends, opportunities, and to explore solutions to nagging problems.

 Last year, the Economic Alliance released its first ever ‘State of the Island’ Economic Report which has since been used extensively in presentations and business decisions while being referenced frequently by media regarding the Island economy. 
 “We knew that the Report would be important to public and private decision-making on Vancouver Island but we had no idea how unique it would be. We have learned that our Economic Report is the only third-party report of its kind–reporting on the state of the economy for an entire region–in British Columbia. The uptake has been astounding and it positions Vancouver Island with solid, measured data in context with provincial, national and international economic outlooks.’ –  George Hanson, President, Vancouver Island Economic Alliance. 
 This Report has made possible because of the initiative and continuing sponsorship of MNP, by initial sponsorship from the Nanaimo Airport, Coastal Community Credit Union, BC Ferries, BC Hydro, and additional sponsorship by BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. 
 “It is critical for decision makers to have access to accurate and relevant data. The combination of Island-specific statistics with editorial to expose economic trends will make the 2016 `State of the Island` Economic Report a must read  for business, industry and government leaders.” –  Giles Newman, Partner, BDO Canada, and Chair, VIEA Economic Report Committee.
 The consulting lead on the report project, Susan Mowbray, will be a keynote presenter at the Summit where  each Summit delegate will receive a copy of the report.
 “Our MNP team is excited to continue to partner with VIEA to produce the ‘State of the Island’ Economic Report. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback about the easy-to-read format of the first Economic Report and the valuable insights it provides on what`s happening in the Vancouver Island economy. The Report has very quickly become a ‘go to’ document for anyone doing business and considering doing business on the Island.” – James Byrne, Regional Managing Partner, Vancouver Island, MNP LLP.




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