Through a tailored economic development approach and initiatives such as CRAdvantage and the Modern Entrepreneur Series focused on business retention and expansion, the region has fostered a foundation that supports innovation and an entrepreneurial mind-set across the community lending itself to continued diversification, growth, and investment.
Find out what’s working in the Strathcona Region and where it’s headed at the 13th annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit, Wednesday & Thursday, October 23/24, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.
Rose Klukas, EDO, City of Campbell River
Naomi Tabata, Manager, Centre for Applied Research, Technology & Innovation, North Island College
Deborah Sargent, City Manager, City of Campbell River
Shannon Baikie, Regional Manager, Community & Labour market Services, North Island Employment Foundations Society
‘Each year, the Summit program features a session focused on the economic activities of one of the seven regional districts on Vancouver Island. In 2018, it was Alberni-Clayoquot; in 2017, it was Cowichan; in 2016, it was the Capital Region; and this year, we are delighted to feature the Strathcona Region where resiliency and imagination are leading the way towards a new economic profile.’ – Darrell Paysen, Chair, 2019 Economic Summit.