Launch of region wide economic development planning process

The Creston Valley Economic Action Partnership are excited to announce the launch

  • Sep. 7, 2017 11:00 a.m.

By Eco Plan

The Creston Valley Economic Action Partnership (the Lower Kootenay Band, Town of Creston, and Regional District of Central Kootenay Electoral Areas A, B, and C) are excited to announce the launch of the planning process for an Economic Action Strategy, which will guide us to improve our regional economy in the next 5-10 years. Recognizing that our economies are linked in many ways, the local governments of Creston Valley – Kootenay Lake have come together to look at shared opportunities and challenges for economic development, and areas where we can work together to make things better. The Strategy will build on past work like the Creston Valley OCP and widen the conversation, from Yahk to Riondel.

It will be developed by and for the community, local businesses, and implementation partners. Community input and involvement is a critical part of the project, and we are looking forward to meeting with community members over the next couple of months. The ‘launch’ and first opportunity to get involved will be at the Creston Fall Fair (Sept. 8th and 9th), followed by community meetings throughout the area, and ongoing activities led by ‘project ambassadors’ hired from throughout the region. More information about the project can be found on the website eap.kes.bc.ca. Please contact the project consultants at colleen@ecoplan.ca or 1.877.374.4685 ext 6 if you have any questions.

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