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 downloading the app, potential investors who are visiting the Ladysmith area will have real time access to detailed information about the business opportunities available for investment. The app will also be available remotely, providing access to an online database of opportunities.
Through the app visitors will also be able to explore an array of cultural insights about the community, including information related to the First Nations and industrial heritage of Ladysmith.
The project will be led by Economic Development Cowichan with participation from each of the six other partners involved in building the strategy, including the Town of Ladysmith, Economic Development Cowichan, Stz’uminus First Nation, the Nanaimo Airport, the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce, the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association and Community Futures Central Island.
The project is currently underway and completion is forecast by the end of August.