Promoting Local Economic Development Guidebook Series

Promoting Local Economic Development Guidebook Series EcoPlan developed a local economic development (LED) training series in partnership with UN-HABITATthrough a process that included research, peer review, and field‐testing. The training series acts as a resource guide for local governments, businesses, and civil society organizations to initiate and implement economic development interventions through locally driven strategic [...]

MAP
Strathcona

MAP Strathcona With grant support from the Real Estate Foundation of BC, the Strathcona Business Improvement Association (SBIA) undertook a unique and innovative project to develop a Mobility Advocacy Plan (MAP) for the business district - the first of its kind in Canada. Incorporating the context of changing land-use plans and new developments within and [...]

Elevate
Abbotsford

Elevate Abbotsford EcoPlan worked with the City of Abbotsford to create an economic development strategy that provides the team from the City of Abbotsford’s Economic Development department (CAED) with direction, strategies, and actions to guide their work over the next three years. EcoPlan facilitated an Innovation Forum that brought together dozens of innovators from across [...]

Experience the Gulf Islands (ETGI)

Experience the Gulf Islands (ETGI) Working collaboratively with the Capital Regional District and Southern Gulf Islands Community Economic SustainabilityCommission,EcoPlan helped develop Experience the Gulf Islands, a unique inter-island community tourism strategy for the Southern Gulf Islands (Galiano, Mayne, North and South Pender, Salt Spring, Saturna).  Designed to build on and support existing island tourism and [...]

Cormorant Island Economic Development Strategy

Tides of Change: Cormorant Island Joint Economic Development Strategy Winner of a 2016 International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Core Values Award, Tides of Change was a joint economic development strategy developed with ‘Namgis First Nation and the Village of Alert Bay on Northern Vancouver Island. One of the first such joint projects in Canada, [...]