The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance is pleased to announce Senior Economist, Susan Mowbray, partner at MNP, will highlight key findings of the 8th Annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Report in her presentation at the October 26 and 27 Economic Summit.
The report is an annual reading of the condition of Vancouver Island’s economy, a powerful tool widely used by public and private sector decision-makers to help make informed choices. It has been deemed essential reading for anyone serious about business on Vancouver Island.
Recently, VIEA published VI TRENDLINES, a multi-part companion series to the State of the Island Economic Report. Prepared by MNP and funded in part by Island Coastal Economic Trust, the series provided insights on recent population growth, housing, labour and employment and key industries.
For example, did you know the population on Vancouver Island grew by over 89,000 people from 2014 to 2021 To put this into perspective, population growth on Vancouver Island resulted in the addition of enough people to populate a city the size of Nanaimo. As well, the proportion of Islanders over the age of 50 declined from 59% to 35%.
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