2019 #BCEcDevWeek

Happy #BCEcDevWeek 2019!

We at BCEDA are so excited to highlight all the great people, projects and partnerships that are focused on economic development in British Columbia. 

“It really is those involved at the local level who deserve the credit for implementing initiatives to support strong local economies. Whether it is the development of the Spirit Bear Lodge (Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation), a new Shop Local program in Christina Lake, a foreign trade zone point in Prince George, or the rebranding of Tumbler Ridge, it is all economic development. We are proud of the work our communities are doing and encourage all citizens throughout BC to take the time this week to recognize the hard work that goes in to supporting the economic sustainability of a local economy.” - Dale Wheeldon, BCEDA President & CEO

BCEDA acknowledges that the Government of BC is committed to building a healthy and growing economy that advances the economic, social and environmental well-being of all British Columbians throughout the province. The Province of BC has created a summary of events happening online and around BC and beyond during Economic Development Week.

Thank you to the Honourable Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology for your greetings and to the Government of British Columbia for proclaiming May 6th to 12th, 2019 as British Columbia Economic Development Week.

There's lots of fun in store for #BCEcDevWeek! Follow along on social media: Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin

Monday, May 6th: Launch of Economic Development in Action Website profiling economic development success in BC's communities. Click here to submit your EcDevinAction!

Tuesday, May 7th: Release of TownTalk Information SummaryYou've attended the Summit session, now find out the issues faced by BC communities and solutions recommended by your peers. 

Wednesday, May 8th: Registration opening for 2019 Western Economic Development Course and 2020 BC Economic Summit.

Wednesday, May 8th to Friday, May 10th: Community-booked Business Retention and Expansion Workshop scheduled in Clearwater. View BCEDA's Professional Development Catalog.

Thursday, May 9th: Announcement of a new BCEDA webinar series! The Thursday Lunch & Learn Webinar Series is four June webinars exploring Disruptive Technologies & Economic Development. Province of BC & UBCM release results of Local Economic Development Survey.

Friday, May 10th: An exciting announcement on new in-community training! Investment Attraction Workshops will offer extensive FDI training to communities and regions within the province. Please email info@bceda.ca to be notified when more information is available. The 2019 issue of the Invest in BC Magazine is now available online.

Is your community planning something for Economic Development Week 2019? Tag #BCEcDevWeek or email to info@bceda.ca and we will be happy to share!

IEDC has developed several resources for your use:
Download IEDC's Economic Development Week 2019 Toolkit
View IEDC's Digital & Print Templates