Economic Development Service Review Complete
on February 15, 2022 the Comox Valley Regional District Board concluded the economic development service review. The review process, which took eleven months, followed the statutory framework provided for in the Local Government Act in which participant representatives (CVRD, Electoral Areas A, B and C, City of Courtenay, Town of Comox), assisted by a third-party facilitator, reviewed the terms and conditions of the service and undertook negotiations to identity common interests and reach agreement on the next steps.
Based on recommendations from the final report, the Economic Development Service will transition to the Comox Valley Tourism Service focused on providing regional tourism information and destination marketing services. This transition means economic development services will no longer be delivered to the region and instead undertaken individually by each jurisdiction.
- Staff Report: Comox Valley Economic Development Service – Service Review Final Report (Rise & Report), February 8, 2022
- News Release: Vancouver Island Visitor Centre Transferred to CVRD, August 20,2021
- Staff Report: Economic Development Service – Five Point Plan Update (Rise& Report) August 5, 2021
NEW Comox Valley Tourism Service
The new Comox Valley Tourism Service recognizes that tourism is an integral economic driver in the Comox Valley that requires collaboration and a unified managed approach at a regional level. Tourism Vancouver Island (TVI) has been contracted to deliver the regional tourism service and is working with community and industry to provide tourism information services throughout the region as well as destination marketing.
Economic Development by Jurisdiction
Electoral Areas A, B and C
- Details coming soon
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.