Sunshine Coast Economic Development Strategy

Sunshine Coast Regional District

Sources of Funding
ICET:$7,125
Sunshine Coast Regional District:$7,125
Total Budget: $14,250

The Sunshine Coast Regional District, the Town of Gibsons, the District of Sechelt, and Shishalh Nation have joined forces to address economic change created by the resource sector downturns, work to diversify the regional economy and capitalize on opportunity. The first phase of this work, supported by ICET, resulted in the development of a regional economic development charter and creation of a Memorandum of Understanding to fund regional economic development.

This project consisted of the development of a five-year Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan for the Sunshine Coast. The strategy was developed using workshops, community consultation sessions, expert advice, research of best practices, and processes for prioritization and implementation of actions moving forward.

Completed in December 2017, the economic development strategy will guide the new Regional Economic Development Board and establish strategic priorities and the strong foundation required to implement economic growth and diversification priorities.

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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