Located on central Vancouver Island with convenient air links to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and points beyond, the Comox Valley boasts abundant natural resources, a temperate climate and a superb quality of life.
The Comox Valley Regional District is home to vibrant agricultural production, a thriving aquaculture industry and diverse urban business and commercial areas.
The area also features a new hospital, which opened in 2017, many medical auxiliary services and a growing population as more and more people discover the benefits of living, working and investing in the Comox Valley.
Comox Valley Economic Development Services
Regional Tourism Services
Tourism is an integral economic driver in the Comox Valley, Tourism Vancouver Island is the contractor for regional tourism services including tourism information services and destination marketing. The Vancouver Island Visitor Centre shares information on regional activities and attractions year round.
Economic Development Service Review
CVRD is in the process of reviewing the economic development service. The review will determine the future of economic development, tourism and visitor services in the Comox Valley. More information on review results and next steps will be communicated in the coming months.
- Comox Valley Economic Development service establishment bylaw
- Staff Report: Economic Development Service – Five Point Plan Update (Rise& Report) August 5, 2021
Denman and Hornby Islands Economic Development
Denman WORKS! is committed to improving the socio-economic health of Denman Island by supporting community organizations that share this aim. Operating as a Society, under an Agreement with the Comox Valley Regional District, we aim to leverage our tax-funded budget to obtain the maximum benefit for islanders.
Hornby Island Community Economic Enhancement Corporation (HICEEC) goal is "Building a sustainable island economy." HICEEC is a non-profit Community Economic Development Corporation operating on Hornby Island, British Columbia. HICEEC’s purpose is to take leadership in developing and implementing solutions to social and economic issues facing the citizens of Hornby Island.