- Strengthening the regional economy by supporting and attracting businesses and sector development
- Strengthening communities through engagement and support for community-based initiatives
- Communicating the advantages of living, working and investing in Cowichan
Barry graduated with a Masters of Arts in economics at the National University of Ireland and, having lived in the Cowichan valley since 2016, has stepped into his role with Economic Development Cowichan with a broad base of experience in local government, industry and non-profit sectors. Barry is passionate about the opportunity for economic development Cowichan to shape the landscape of the Cowichan Valley in a way that promotes healthy and sustainable economic development for current and future generations. Barry is responsible for assisting with the implementation of a variety of strategic projects including the industrial land use action plan and implementing recommendations that have stemmed from the recently released Cowichan tech strategy.
250.746.7880 extension 1
Judy has been managing the administrative needs of Economic Development Cowichan for the past 15 years. As a first point of contact at Economic Development Cowichan, Judy helps connect residents, newcomers and business people with local government and community service organizations.
economic development analyst
Brittany comes to EDC with a background in tourism destination development, stakeholder relations, and marketing. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Guelph and a Diploma in Tourism Management from Humber College in Ontario. After spending several years promoting destinations in Atlantic Canada, she moved west and settled in the Cowichan Valley in 2016. In her role, Brittany has a broad range of responsibilities including research and analysis, project coordination, stakeholder relations, event management, marketing, and public relations.
economic development analyst – sub-regional support
Chloe’s background is in rural community planning and environmental science, with particular focus on sustainable development, community engagement and environmental conservation and restoration. Her undergraduate degree in Earth Systems Science and employment in terrestrial ecology led her to obtain a Master’s degree in the Planning accredited Resource and Environmental Management program at Simon Fraser University. While studying, Chloe became passionate about local community planning and has since worked as a Planner in the fields of ecological restoration, watershed management, solid waste management, and local land-use planning. She brings to Economic Development Cowichan her diverse experience in ecology, planning and policy development in the sectors of non-profit, academia and regional government. In her role, she is responsible for economic development support in sub-regions, villages and towns in the Cowichan region, including assisting with village core strategies and community-based initiatives.
Economic Development Cowichan is located in the Community Futures Building in downtown Duncan, just a few blocks from the Cowichan Valley Regional District headquarters.
Economic Development Cowichan
135 Third Street
Duncan, BC V9L 1R9
Cowichan Valley Regional District
175 Ingram Street
Duncan, BC V9L 1N8
Manager of Communications and Engagement
Cowichan Valley Regional District