Client: Village of Port Alice
Following the curtailment of the town’s major employer, Port Alice began working with EcoPlan on a community-driven economic development strategy. The strategy, called ‘Port of Potential‘ by the community, focuses on opportunities for diversifying the local economy in ways that align with local values, skills and realistic opportunities. The final plan includes a short list of small projects to be completed in the first 100 days, and implementation plans for larger or longer-term projects to take place over the next 5 years. The development of the plan included participation from about 1/4 of the town’s residents (through 1 on 1 interviews, community meetings and surveys), almost all the businesses in town, community groups and numerous partner organizations.