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3rd Annual Report on the Island Economy to be Released at the State of the Island Summit

This fall is the 11th ‘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. The ‘State of the Island’ Economic Report is used extensively by Island stakeholders in presentations and business decisions while being referenced frequently by media regarding the Island economy. Every Summit delegate will receive a hard copy of the report as a benefit of participating in the Summit.

‘We knew that the Report would be important to public and private decision-making on Vancouver Island but we had no idea how much it would be used. Our Economic Report is the only third-party, non-government 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 been 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 2017 “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 production of the report, 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 partner with VIEA to produce the “State of the Island” Economic Report. We receive a lot of positive feedback about the easy-to-read format and the valuable insights it provides on what`s happening in the Vancouver Island economy. The Report is 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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