Sunshine Coast Economic Development Charter

Sunshine Coast Regional District

Sources of Funding
ICET:$7,500
Sunshine Coast Regional District:$7,500
Total Budget: $15,000
Quick Facts: 
The Sunshine Coast Economic Development Charter establishes the parameters of a regional economic development partnership between communities in the Lower Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast is made up of several small communities, geographically isolated from the Mainland and Vancouver Island.  Various communities have long been discussing how they could address economic development and support business and community development from a regional perspective.  The development of a regional economic charter will assist these communities in developing a collaborative approach to common goals with a view to maximizing each community’s efforts. 

Through a series of three facilitated full-day workshops hosted by the Sunshine Coast Regional District, a charter will be developed to define the role and mandate for regional economic development. A vision was identified, key principles outlined, and rules governing decision making were set. Citizen and government engagement strategies was also part of the project.

The communities of the Sunshine Coast are taking a pro-active approach to develop the most efficient and responsive method to achieve economic self-reliance.  A common approach to strengthen the region’s voice and avoid duplication of services and costs while identifying service needs helps foster economic self-reliance in the region.   

 

 

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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