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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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

COVID-19 Support for Business –Update for July 1 – 9, 2020

FREE Tool and Programs to Support Cowichan Businesses Island Good License - Cowichan businesses making local products can get a free marketing boost from the Island Good Program. Economic Development Cowichan and Community Futures Cowichan have partnered with the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) to offer local producers a free Island Good license. VIEA developed the Island Good brand program as a way for shoppers to easily identify local food products on grocery shelves. According to...

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

COVID-19 Support for Business – Update for June 19 – 30, 2020

FREE Island Good Licenses – Cowichan businesses making local products can get a free marketing boost from the Island Good Program. Economic Development Cowichan and Community Futures Cowichan have partnered with the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) to offer local producers a free Island Good license. VIEA developed the Island Good brand program as a way for shoppers to easily identify local food products on grocery shelves. According to BC Buy Local, for every $100 spent at a local...

Free Marketing Boost For Cowichan Businesses Making Local Products

Cowichan businesses making local products can get a free marketing boost from the VIEA Island Good Program Economic Development Cowichan and Community Futures have partnered with the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) to offer local producers a free Island Good licence. VIEA developed the Island Good brand program as a way for shoppers to easily identify local food products on grocery shelves. “There is a growing demand for locally made food and products, and we know it can be hard for...

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

COVID-19 Support for Business – Weekly Update for June 12 – 18, 2020

Cowichan COVID-19 Business Survey #1 results are in: In response to the unparalleled impacts of COVID-19, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) and its Cowichan Strong partners have compiled the results of an initial survey to assess the effects of the pandemic on the local business community.  The full results of the COVID-19 Post Disaster Needs Assessment Survey can be reviewed on the CVRD website. This was the first of a series of surveys that will be shared with the business...

Cowichan COVID-19 Business Survey #1 results are in!

Cowichan COVID-19 Business Survey #1 Results This Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) was undertaken to assess the impact of the COVID-19 event on Cowichan business operations. The research was collectively undertaken by the CVRD and the #cowichanstrong partnership. The results have generated a Cowichan-specific snapshot that can be used to: Identify local business needs at a point in time Feed into regional economic recovery planning processes Allow the CVRD to lobby the Provincial...

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

COVID-19 Support for Business – Weekly Update for June 5 – 11, 2020

Business Re-Open Toolkit: Cowichan Strong has designed a Re-Open Toolkit for businesses using the Buy Local Cowichan brand and colors.  The toolkit includes print ready signage templates for occupancy, front entry checklist and social distancing floor stickers.  These templates are free for all local Cowichan businesses to use and can be found on the Cowichan Strong website or at local print shops throughout the region.  Buylocalcowichan.ca: Be sure and register your business, to reach the...

 

 

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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