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Strategy Highlights Importance of Industrial Lands in Cowichan

Strategy Highlights Importance of Industrial Lands in Cowichan

A newly completed Cowichan Industrial Land Use Strategy has identified the connection between creating and preserving industrial lands in the Cowichan region and creating the jobs of the future. Commissioned by Economic Development Cowichan (EDC), the strategy examines the vital role industrial lands play in shaping the economic future and social health of our region. Working with the consulting firm Urban Systems, EDC launched the strategy in 2018 to engage with current industrial land users,...

LIFT Committee Rises Up in Cowichan Lake Region

LIFT Committee Rises Up in Cowichan Lake Region

A new group is beginning to take shape to explore economic development issues in the Cowichan Lake region.  Known as the LIFT Committee (for Lake Cowichan, Electoral Areas I and F, and the Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation) the group has held three informal meetings to share ideas. Initiated by Aaron Hamilton and Chief Georgina Livingstone of the Ts’uubaa-asatx First Nation, the committee meetings have included representation from local government, regional business interests, Economic Development...

For the Love of Nonprofits

For the Love of Nonprofits

The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, is delighted to present For the Love of Nonprofits.  This one-day professional development and networking symposium will be held at the Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Similar to the Small Business BIG DAY symposium held last October, the day will be jam-packed with fantastic speakers and presenters.  Only this time, it's all about the Non-Profits, Registered Charities, Social Enterprises and Community Service...

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...

 

 

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Economic
Development
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