Community Revitalization Expert Storm Cunningham is Coming to Cowichan

Community Revitalization Expert Storm Cunningham is Coming to Cowichan

On Thursday April 11, Storm Cunningham - author, publisher, workshop leader, coach and cheerleader for a new model of economic development through regeneration and ecological restoration is coming to Cowichan Valley as part of the CVRD’s Placemaking Vancouver Island Speaker Series. Everywhere one turns these days, “re” words appear: urban regeneration, regenerative agriculture, economic revitalization, and so on. Storm Cunningham is a major catalyst in the global “re” trend. He is the author...

Celebrated Presenter Doug Griffiths Comes To Shawnigan Lake This April 

Celebrated Presenter Doug Griffiths Comes To Shawnigan Lake This April 

On Thursday April 4, renowned author and former Canadian politician, Doug Griffiths will be coming to Cowichan as part of the CVRD’s Placemaking Vancouver Island Speaker Series.  The event is being co-hosted by Economic Development Cowichan and various community supporters in Shawnigan Lake, including the newly formed group ThinkShawnigan. Doug Griffiths is renowned throughout Canada for his dynamic keynote presentations. His book, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community delivers witty and revealing...

British Columbia Economic Development Association Provides Highlights of the 2019 Provincial Budget

British Columbia Economic Development Association Provides Highlights of the 2019 Provincial Budget

The 2019 BC Budget, released on February 19, is catching the attention of the British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA), an organization that provides support and advice to Economic Development Cowichan. BCEDA is committed to working with the Government of BC on initiatives to help improve local and indigenous economies. In a February 19 press release, BCEDA highlighted the status of the following BC government ministries of relevance to the Cowichan region: Jobs, Trade and...

Save the Date: Digital Readiness Seminar

Save the Date: Digital Readiness Seminar

Date/Time: March 13, 2019 | 6 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Microtel Oyster Bay Refreshments will be provided. In the age of digital marketing, it's important to make sure that you are utilizing the tools available to you to reach your target customers. More people are researching travel, planning trips, and booking flights and activities online. There is an opportunity to reach them whether they're still learning about Cowichan as a region, or actively planning a trip here! Our friends at Tourism...

Investment Attraction? There’s an app for that!

Investment Attraction? There’s an app for that!

On the heels of a recent economic development strategy, the Town of Ladysmith is championing a new approach to attract investment, supported with funding from ICET. With participation from a broad set of local stakeholders, the Ladysmith area is working to enhance access to information for potential investors. In combination with a robust website, the community will custom develop an innovative mobile app providing up to the minute information about emerging business opportunities. After...

Fall in Love with Cowichan

Fall in Love with Cowichan

There’s no better place to celebrate love and get romantic than Cowichan, where the endless adventures await in any season! Tourism Cowichan has recently released their “Cuddle Up in Cowichan” date itineraries and “Top 10 Cowichan Date Ideas” just in time for Valentines Day. Whether its outdoor adventure, local shopping, or culinary delights, Cowichan is the perfect place to fall in love. Planning your perfect local date has never been easier! Get inspired to be romantic in our home region by...

EDC Hosts Sip & Share Event at Blue Grouse Winery!

EDC Hosts Sip & Share Event at Blue Grouse Winery!

On January 24, 2019, Economic Development Cowichan hosted a Sip & Share event at Blue Grouse Winery to present the key findings from the Cowichan’s Wine, Craft Brewery, Cider and Distilleries Industries Report. At the event, EDC staffers Amy Melmock and Janae Enns, Dr. John Volpe, Associate Professor at UVIC, and Winemaker, Bailey Williamson, provided status updates on some of the initiatives and first-of-its-kind research that is taking place within Cowichan’s beverage sectors. The event...

The Island Agriculture Show Returns to Saanich!

The Island Agriculture Show Returns to Saanich!

The 2019 Islands Agriculture Show returns February 1-2, at the Saanich Fairgrounds  The two-day show features a trade show, young farmer’s day for kids, and conference sessions that are focused around this year’s theme “Prospering in a Time of Uncertainty.” The Island Agriculture Show is the only agricultural trade show serving the farm and food community on Vancouver Island, the Coast and Gulf Islands. The Islands Agriculture Show provides a venue for farmers, rural landowners, farm...

Nexus Global Introduces New Adaptable Modular Structures

Nexus Global, an emerging modular construction firm in Cowichan is setting its sights on building a sustainable future for the region. The company, formed by Dave Slang and Al Jackson in 2017,  incorporates current building codes and sustainability into its modular designs, creating commercial and residential buildings that are unique and affordable. Nexus Global is realizing the potential for harnessing niche opportunities in small to medium scale cannabis production. Modular structures can...

New Videos to Boost Profile of the Cowichan Region in 2019

New Videos to Boost Profile of the Cowichan Region in 2019

Just in time for the dawn of a new year, Economic Development Cowichan (EDC) is releasing two exciting new videos. “Cowichan: Hipper than You Think” celebrates a new generation of business owners and trendsetters attracted to the lifestyle, recreational and cultural amenities in the Cowichan region. The music video features more than a dozen businesses across the region and offers a quick glimpse of Cowichan’s appeal as a destination for cycling, rowing, festivals and culinary experiences. The...

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Economic
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Cowichan

Economic
Development
Cowichan

135 Third Street
Duncan, BC
Canada V9L 1R9
edc@cvrd.bc.ca
T 250.746.7880
TF 1.866.746.2508