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New Tech to Help Cowichan Businesses Manage Lineups and Waitlists

New Tech to Help Cowichan Businesses Manage Lineups and Waitlists

Community Futures Cowichan has partnered with Chambers of Commerce, Business Improvement Associations, and Tourism Cowichan to provide local businesses access to Wait Queue Management Solution, the most cost-effective and safest way for businesses to automate lineups during COVID-19. Wait Queue Management Solution by Kuusoft allows retailers, restaurants, and other businesses to create a virtual queue of customers waiting to enter their business. The web-based app updates waiting customers...

Cowichan Talks Tech ~ How to Thrive in a World Disrupted?

Cowichan Talks Tech ~ How to Thrive in a World Disrupted?

Technology is everywhere, it powers the modern economy; more or less, good or bad. We carry it in our pockets, we wear it, we drive it, and it’ll soon be driving us ~ even more. How did this happen so quickly? How far is it going to go? Is it slowing down or speeding up? What does this mean for a regional and rural economy? Are we empowering our youth to tackle what’s coming or training them properly for jobs that don’t yet exist? These are among the topics explored in the tech and...

Food Business Refresh

Food Business Refresh

Small Scale Food Processor Association has launched Food Business Refresh, a program specifically designed to help rejuvenate food processing businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Eligible participants receive guided, hands-on support, tailored to their company's situation and objectives. Refresh is an opportunity to work in a small group along with your peers, business coaches, and food industry specialists in a dedicated stream – developing your own tailored plan of action for your...

Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant

Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant

Small and medium-sized businesses are vital to British Columbia’s economy. As part of the StrongerBC provincial economic recovery plan, the Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant program provides fully-funded grants to eligible businesses to ensure they have the support they need during and beyond COVID-19. The Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant program will invest up to $300 million in targeted financial support for some of the hardest hit businesses in BC that employ...

Public Input Requested on Proposed BC Transit Interregional Service Expansion between Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo

Public Input Requested on Proposed BC Transit Interregional Service Expansion between Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo

BC Transit, the Regional District of Nanaimo, and the Cowichan Valley Regional District are seeking feedback from the public regarding implementation of transit service between the Cowichan Valley and the Nanaimo region. Public input is being requested on: The route start and final destination Preferred trip times Fares To learn more about this project and to provide your feedback through an online survey, visit: engage.bctransit.com/cvrd-rdn through October 16, 2020. The need for...

Business Survey Shows Modest Economic Improvements in the Regional Economy

Business Survey Shows Modest Economic Improvements in the Regional Economy

In response to the unparalleled economic impacts of COVID-19, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) and community partners have compiled the results of a "second survey" to assess the changing effects of the pandemic on the local business community. The survey, conducted in August, was completed by 101 owners and/or operators representing a broad cross-section of Cowichan businesses.  The results show that the Cowichan economy has experienced a modest improvement since the first survey...

Cowichan Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Survey #2 Open

To assess progress towards business recovery in Cowichan and to inform regional recovery efforts, Economic Development Cowichan has launched the second in a series of COVID-19 business surveys. The survey follows up on Survey #1 which was conducted in May and found that more than 50% of Cowichan businesses had temporarily or indefinitely shut down, while 65% had seen revenue decreases of at least 75%. Survey #1 results informed the economic response and recovery efforts of CowichanStrong, a...

Mental Health and Wellbeing Coffee Chat

Tune in on July 23rd, 2020 at 10AM PST, to explore topics around what kind of expectations we should have on ourselves to perform at 100% during these times, plus mental health tools we can utilize to support ourselves and those in our business community. Further, we will discuss how your company's benefit plans may support mental health counseling, and what long term practices we can put into place to cultivate a resilient and mentally healthy business community in Cowichan. This will be an...

Business Survey Shows Modest Economic Improvements in the Regional Economy

COVID-19 Support for Business –Update for July 10 – 16, 2020

Stats Canada Releases June Labour Force Survey: The survey highlights positive signs of recovery in the BC economy.  According to the data, the number of people employed in BC rose by 118,000 in June, following an increase of 43,000 in May.  These gains have brought back around 40 per cent of the total job losses seen in BC since February. View June Labour Force Survey View Minister’s Statement...

Business Survey Shows Modest Economic Improvements in the Regional Economy

Cowichan Valley Recognized as New Wine Producing Region

British Columbians shopping for a bottle of BC wine will see a new area recognized for their grape-growing and winemaking on the label – the Cowichan Valley. The Cowichan Valley is being recognized as a new sub-geographical indication (sub-GI), an official and protected term under B.C. law used to help consumers identify B.C. wines’ origins. The Cowichan Valley sub-GI is roughly defined as the area between the Cowichan watershed, the eastern coastline from Mill Bay to Maple Bay and the western...

 

 

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Economic
Development
Cowichan

Economic
Development
Cowichan

135 Third Street
Duncan, BC
Canada V9L 1R9
[email protected]
T 250.746.7880
TF 1.866.746.2508