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The Union of BC Municipalities has encouraged communities to build their resiliency through “effective community engagement processes, a long-term strategic vision, collaborative partnerships, flexible planning processes, and a comprehensive and robust business development program can help...Read more

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2018-06-21

Tourism Workforce Development in the Kootenay-Rockies was presented as a concurrent session at the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference in Lugano, Switzerland on June 4, 2018. The conference was attended by more than 500 researchers from around the world interested in ...Read more

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2018-06-19

The Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development (RIC) is an endowed research chair position that was established in 2005 resulting from $1.5 million raised by Selkirk College and matched with $1.5 million from the Provincial Government’s Leading Edge Foundation through BC’s...Read more

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2018-06-12

This report describes the findings from the Training and Skills Development survey of 40 businesses from across the West Kootenay region of BC, involved in the metallurgical and advanced manufacturing sectors specifically. These surveys were conducted in the fall and winter of 2016/2017.

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2018-05-24

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2018-05-23

The State of the Basin Initiative monitors and reports on indicators of well-being in the Columbia Basin-Boundary region. This Snapshot report provides an overview of current State of the Basin research, while the Full Report provides analysis on all economic, social, environmental and cultural...Read more

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2018-05-24

Families requiring childcare outside of a standard Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00pm schedule often have an extremely difficult time accessing regulated childcare. Most families requiring childcare outside of standard hours in Canada, rely on a patchwork of unregulated care such as family,...Read more

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2018-05-22

The Government of British Columbia developed a Performance Measurement Toolkit for Local Economic Development. The toolkit includes a 5 step process including an inventory, visualizing your path, choosing indicators, planning implementation, and how to communicate results. To explore the utility...Read more

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2018-05-24

In 2016 the tourismsector accounted for 2.05% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) ($38.7 million), and generated $25.5 billion in government revenue. Tourism activities drive key service industries, including accommodations, food and beverage, passenger transportation, recreation,...Read more

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2018-05-24

The Smart Kootenays second Thoughtexchange engagement session was hosted in April 2018 to solicit input from the public of the West Kootenays regarding development of our region's Smart Kootenays application to Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge.

The survey question posed:...Read more

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2018-05-02

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