The Bulletins will highlight the latest data and economic trends for the regions covered by the Community Futures network, including the smallest rural communities and regions as well as mid-sized cities and larger regions. Everywhere except the Vancouver and Victoria metropolitan areas is included.
This first edition reviews a variety of year-end statistics for 2020, with the inevitable focus on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in different regions of the province. Topics include jobs, tourism, population growth, migration, and housing.
Future issues will provide an updated summary of quarterly labour market statistics, highlight timely economic and demographic data, and occasionally take a deeper dive into economic development topics of interest.
About Community Futures
The Community Futures Network of British Columbia is the only community driven, non-profit business loan and business development organization made up of 34 Community Futures offices throughout rural British Columbia, including Community Futures Cowichan.
Community Futures Cowichan has a wide variety of services and tools available to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals, including business support services, business planning advice, and loans. Compared with other traditional source financing options, the businesses of Community Futures’ clients grow faster and last longer.