The BC Ideas Exchange - Economic Development Success Stories

Are you looking for economic development ideas and inspiration for your community? The BC Ideas Exchange showcases B.C. communities and their innovative approaches to economic development.

The best economic development practices are usually developed through community experience, lessons learned and innovation. B.C. communities, even small without sufficient funds, are finding innovative ways to initiate and promote economic development in their communities.

The BC Ideas Exchange offers communities the opportunity to share their success stories of how they have addressed their economic development challenges, and discuss lessons learned, best practices and the direct impact on their communities.

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We acknowledge the following organizations for their contributions of success stories to the BC Ideas Exchange

BCEDA logoBritish Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) 

Island Coastal Economic Development Trust Island Coastal Economic Development Trust

Northern Development Initiative TrustNorthern Development Initiative Trust

Southern Interiors Development Initiative Trust logo Southern Interiors Development Initiative Trust

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