TCK FN Date: 2007 EPI, working with Beringia Planning, undertook this planning initiative to engage TKC Citizens in the design and implementation of a local economic development (LED) strategy and system that serves the community in ways that meet the cultural, social, economic and environmental values and practices of TKC, including helping to fulfill their economic […]
Summerland Economic Development Forum Date: 2012 Based on our proprietary and award winning participatory strategic planning process, EcoPlan designed and delivered an economic development forum for the District of Summerland. The forum attracted over 50 members of the local business community, the District of Summerland Mayor, Council and staff, residents, as well as representatives of the […]
SFU Local Economic Development Course Date: 2007
Selecting a New Model for Economic Services Delivery Date: 2016 The Village of Cumberland recently withdrew from their regional economic development service and is now moving forward with developing a new model of service delivery. EcoPlan worked with Cumberland to assist them in exploring their options and in determining what economic development service model best meets […]
Regional Economic Partnership Initiative Date: 2016+ EcoPlan is currently working with the SLRD, District of Lillooet, SLRD Area A and B, and the six Northern St’at’imc communities on the development of a regional economic collaboration model. This project will bring together the stakeholder governments at the leadership level to find ways to align their work on […]
SFU Local Economic Development Course Date: 2007
Post-Crisis Local Economic Recovery Learn & Practice Package Date: 2008 EcoPlan contributed to the development of a Local Economic Recovery Learn and Practice Package,a manual series for practitioners containing guidance, operational tools, and self‐assessment instruments for Local Economic Recovery (LER) field practice. To be globally disseminated by the International Labour Organization, the package is comprised of […]
Musqueam Indian Band Economic Development Date: 2010-?
Lower Similkameen Economic Development Strategy Date: 2011-2012 EcoPlan worked with Beringia Planning to support the development of a community economic development strategy for the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. This strategy provided vital information that continues to guide decision making and action at a time when the Nation continues to transition towards greater accountability and transparency […]
Local Economic Development Through Strategic Planning Date: 2006 EcoPlan helped facilitate a workshop organized around the four-volume Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development, a joint UN-HABITAT-EcoPlan publication. The event focused on interactive group training, where participants learned from each other, the trainer, and the training materials. It included Country Dialogues where local and regional participants […]
Local Economic Development Seminar – World Urban Forum Date: 2006 EcoPlan designed and facilitated a professional development seminar on strategic planning for local economic development (LED) as a special “pre-event” for the World Urban Forum. The interactive seminar examined how various groups – including donors, local government, private sector, and civil society organizations – are […]
Local Economic Development in Practice Date: 2013 The precursor to this joint UN-Habitat / EcoPlan International toolkit, Promoting Local Economic Development through Strategic Planning, focused primarily on process – how to develop an economic development strategy through participatory methods. This toolkit looks at local economic development in practice. It dives deeper into some of the […]
Local Economic Development for Yukon Elected Officials Date: 2016 EcoPlan developed a Local Economic Development for Yukon Elected Officials for Yukon Economic Development to increase the understanding and awareness of local economic development planning methods and processes. The action-oriented session takes participants through a series of structured activities so that be the end of the […]
Local Economic Development for Small and Medium Sized Cities Date: 2012 As part of an ongoing partnership with UN Habitat in providing expert support and advice for local economic development (LED) around the globe, EPI developed the following six tools for LED: (1) Services and Support – i3 Ideas, Impact, Implementation; (2) Situation Assessment: Assets, […]
Local Economic Development & Municipal Service Delivery (Zambia) Date: 2005 Working with UNDP, EcoPlan undertook three main actions over the course of this project: an evaluation of UNDP support of decentralization, with recommendations for a way forward; an exploratory assessment of opportunities to support LED in relation to the process of decentralization; and an evaluation […]
Lil’wat Economic Development Strategy Date: 2010-2011 EcoPlan was engaged by the Lil’wat First Nation to create a five-year economic development strategy. Initial work included a community assessment and base-case analysis of current economic opportunities in the region, and the development of tools to engage community members in participatory planning processes. A community open house and […]
Squamish Employment Lands Strategy Client: District of Squamish Dates: 2014 – 2015 EcoPlan worked with the District of Squamish on the development of an Employment Lands Strategy for the district municipality. The project built off the District’s current planning work (e.g., OCP and Zoning update, Downtown Neighbourhood Plan, Oceanfront Development) to help ensure that employment […]
Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nations Community Economic Development Strategy Date: 2011 In response to the CCP priorities, KHFN conducted an Economic Development Strategy supported by EPI.
Horezu Local Economic Development Strategy (Romania) Date: 2005-2006 EcoPlan coordinated the development of a strategic economic development plan in Horezu, a town of 10,000 in central Romania. The plan’s development involved the community, local businesses, schools and numerous stakeholder groups. The resulting plan was the first broad-based strategic plan for local economic development in Romania […]
Gitga’at Economic Development Strategy Date: 2010-2011 EcoPlan helped the Gitga’at First Nation on BC’s north coast formulate a five-year strategy for sustainable economic development. Work included the development of a comprehensive community profile and base-case analysis of current economic opportunities, trends and issues in and along BC’s north coast. The community-based and driven project utilized […]
EcoTourism Boat Business Feasibility Analysis Date: 2008-2009 EcoPlan conducted a feasibility study that assessed the purchase of a boat by a small, isolated, and Aboriginal community on the coast of British Columbia. This boat purchase was identified as a tourism opportunity to provide wilderness ecotours to visitors while also providing the local population with access […]
Economic Impact & Opportunity Assessment of the 2010 Olympic Games Date: 2010 EcoPlan led a strategic planning process to help the St’át’imc First Nation identify sustainable, 2010 Olympic-related economic opportunities that would carry on beyond the horizon of the Games. The planning process utilized a structured decision-making procedure involving an Advisory Committee that represented all […]
Driftpile RV Park Business Plan and Design Date: 2010 As a result of the previous Tourism Opportunity Assessment, EcoPlan developed a business plan and design for a 511-site RV park to be developed on the shores of Lesser Slave Lake, on the land of the Driftpile First Nation. Progressive environmental design features and a significant […]
Driftpile First Nation Enterprise Forum Date: 2012 EcoPlan designed and delivered an economic development forum with the Council and key staff from Driftpile First Nation. The focus of the forum was on enterprise governance – specifically on developing an economic development corporation that clearly separates business from politics with a focus on wealth creation and […]
City of Powell River Arts, Culture & Creative Sector Initiative Date: 2011-2013 EcoPlan staff worked with the City of Powell River, Tourism Powell River and other stakeholders throughout the region to identify assets and opportunities for economic development opportunities in the arts/ culture sectors. Local arts and culture individuals, businesses and organizations were inventoried using […]
Musqueam Highbury Diversion Chamber/ Metro Musqueam Diversion Chamber Date: 2015-2016 EcoPlan supported the consultation with Musqueam of Metro’s Highbury Diversion Chamber.
UN Urban Economy Date: 2015 With the United Nations, the World Bank and the ILO, EPI developed discussion papers on local economic development and the information economy for Habitat 3.
Silay UN Habitat Date: 2014-2015 EcoPlan, working with UN-HABITAT, developed an information-based, stakeholder-driven approach in the development of a strategic plan for local economic development in Silay, Philippines.
Confidential – Indigenous Compensation Legal Case Date: 2012 EcoPlan conducted a Traditional Land Use for a law firm to support legal case.
MIB EdStrat Date: 2011 Ecoplan was hired to conduct a professional retreat for Musqueam’s Education Committee, the focus of which was to identify priorities and strategic actions to recommend to Council for approval and then for staff to implement.
MIB CEOP Date: 2012 EcoPlan helped to develop community economic development operations plan.
BCRPA Date: 2010 EcoPlan designed and facilitated a workshop that pulled together health practitioners and economic development stakeholders to identify the links between a healthy built environment and local economic development.
Lillooet- St’at’imc Economic Development Date: 2008 EcoPlan was contracted by the Squamish- Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) to identify economic development opportunities to benefit the study area, consisting of the District of Lillooet, SLRD Electorial Areas A & B, and six of the Northern St’at’imc communities.
Tsawwassen Golf & Country Club – Market Study Date: 2006 A study of the highest and best use of the site is underway from both a land planning perspective as well as from a financial perspective. These two analyses will be coordinated to provide specific recommendations for the subject parcel. Scenarios under consideration include: 1. […]
LED Egypt – Training and Strategi Planning Date: 2007 EcoPlan developed a local economic development (LED) training series in partnership with UN-HABITAT, through a process of research, peer review and field‐testing.
Xwísten Economic Development Strategy Date: 2015 EcoPlan worked with Xwísten (Bridge River Indian Band) on an economic development strategy for on- and off-reserve opportunities for the band and band members. The strategy is intended to be a guiding document and workplan for a soon-to-be-hired economic development officer, and will include a skills inventory, assessment of […]
Malcolm Island Economic Development Strategy Date: 2013 to 2014 Building on the work done over the previous two years by the community, EcoPlan worked with the residents of Sointula and Malcolm Island to develop a community economic development strategy. The island’s reliance on shrinking and volatile resource industries (fishing and forestry) have led to significant changes in […]
Downtown Oliver Action Plan Date: 2017 The Downtown Action Plan outlines a range of strategic actions the Town of Oliver and partners could pursue to retain and grow existing businesses, attract new investment, and enhance the public realm in support of the ongoing effort to revitalize Downtown Oliver. The Action Plan is made up of […]
Creston Area Economic Development Strategy Date: 2017 This project is just starting up. EcoPlan will be creating an economic development strategy for the Creston region, focusing on key sectors of agriculture and tourism. Based on client input, EcoPlan will be developing an innovation focused plan with engagement that is fun and inspires community celebration.
Squamish Employment Lands Strategy Client: District of Squamish Date: 2014 EcoPlan worked with the District of Squamish on the development of an Employment Lands Strategy for the district municipality. The project builds off the District’s current planning work (e.g., OCP and Zoning update, Downtown Neighbourhood Plan, Oceanfront Development) to help ensure that employment lands are available and used […]
RDF Namgis Date: 2016 Having previously worked with the Village of Alert Bay and ‘Namgis First Nation to develop a joint economic development strategy, EcoPlan was contracted to assist in an application for funding to support the first phases of the Strategy’s implementation.