September 2014 - The Pulse

Labour Day has come and gone and fall is here to stay.  We sincerely hope you will consider joining us in November for the Western Economic Development Course. We have put together a list of excellent speakers who will be covering a variety of topics. Enjoy this edition of "The Pulse", and we wish you a wonderful end to your September.

The BCEDA team

2014 Western Economic Development Course
November 2 - 5
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

Join over 50 economic development professionals from Western Canada at the premier program offering concentrated focus in the basic concepts, methods and strategies of local economic development. Whether you're new to economic development or not, this course will provide you with fresh tools and ideas you will be able to implement in your community. This is the best educational and networking opportunity around!

News Alert from BCEDA

Watch your emails on Monday, September 29th for a major announcement related to the Economic Disaster Recovery Program and also for one on a new Partnership.  Both are positive news and enhances the value of a BCEDA membership.

4th Annual Langley Economic Forum 
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 11:45am - 2:30pm
Location: Langley Events Centre, 7888 - 200 Street, Langley, BC
Paul Cordeiro, Manager, Transportation Engineering, Township of Langley
Andrew Hind, Senior Transportation Engineer, Province of British Columbia
Bryan Yu, Economist, Central 1 Credit Union
Sany Zein, Director, Infrastructure & Network Management, Translink
Free lunch will be provided. RSVP required by October 15
Email: | Phone: 604.533.6152

Affordable Market Housing Webinar Series
After a decade or more of decline, some B.C. communities are preparing for
a reversal of fortune as large industries explore options for development.
Development, however, can pressure the local housing stock and
affordability. So what is the response? Hear from a local government and
a major industry player on how housing challenges are being met in the
District of Kitimat in Northwest B.C.
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2014

Invest Canada - Community Initiatives

The Invest Canada - Community Initiatives (ICCI) program launched in November 2013, and provides financial support for communities undertaking foreign direct investment activities. This year, there is a program portal to manage applications, and all organizations (former and new applicants) must register with the system before completing their application form. Deadlines for applications is before midnight (Pacific Time), on Friday, November 7, 2014


Monthly Partner Profile

Technologists, technicians and technical specialists achieve professional recognition through the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). The eighth largest self-regulating association in BC, ASTTBC has registered 10,000 Technology Professionals. To learn more visit ASSTBC online here.


We would like to thank all of our partners for their generous support. For a full list, visit