Local Economic Development

EPI recognizes that the ‘economy’ is complex. It is interconnected with many other aspects of social, cultural, environmental and physical planning. At the end of the day, a thriving economy is really about quality of life and a thriving community. We work in the following areas:

• Economic development strategies
• Guidebooks and tools
• Economic feasibility studies
• Highest and best use studies
• Sector specific (e.g., tourism, agriculture)
• Economic Development / Innovation Forums
• Regional economic development
• Economic development and reconciliation

Download the EPI Local Economic Development Brochure.

 Interested in training or capacity building? Contact us.



Cormorant Island Joint Economic Development Strategy (‘Naamgis First Nation, Village of Alert Bay)

Elevate Abbotsford Economic Development Strategy (City of Abbotsford)

Strategic Planning Toolkit for Local Economic Development (BC Ministry of Jobs, Trade, and Technology)

Growing Malcolm Island Economic Development Strategy (Mount Waddington Regional District)

Local Economic Development for Yukon Communities – Guidebook and Workshop Series (Yukon Government)

Employment Lands Strategy (District of Squamish)

Salt Spring Island Economic Development Plan Update (Capital Regional District)

Economic Development Strategy (Village of Cumberland)

Economic Development Strategic Plan and Community Branding (District of Lantzville)

Promoting Economic Development Through Strategic Planning: Guidebook and Toolkit (UN-Habitat)