Port Alberni Investment Attraction Hub

City of Port Alberni

Sources of Funding
ICET Contribution:$22,500
City of Port Alberni:$22,500
Total Budget: $45,000

Port Alberni’s economy has historically been founded on industrial development, however recent initiatives in secondary wood processing and aerospace manufacturing are diversifying opportunities for investment in the Alberni Valley. To maximize the potential from these initiatives, modern marketing tools were needed to showcase Port Alberni an attractive location to invest and build a business. 

This project, an investment attraction portal, has created new digital assets and an enhanced resource for investors to gather information about opportunities in Port Alberni. The portal expands functionality of the Port Alberni website with an online business application form, smartphone functionality and videos that showcase the community’s attributes and favorable investment opportunities.

Port Alberni's improved and expanded web presence will help leverage new investment in emerging sectors and supply chain opportunities. The project is expected to benefit the existing aerospace, value-added forestry and marine sectors, and increase capacity to respond and capture prospective investment. The project website (www.chooseportalberni.ca) launched in early 2021.

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

2,750
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$246
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$52.3
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$55.2
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

230
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

210
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

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

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2020-2021
ANNUAL REPORT

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