Economic Development Webinar Series

The Economic Development Division has been offering educational Webinars since 2009.

With over 80 delivered to date, we strive to support strong local economies and encourage communities to take advantage of the tools, programs and resources available to them within the Economy Sector.

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Our Webinars provide expert advice on economic development topics in an affordable, accessible and environmentally sustainable way, delivering:

  • Utility: Our Webinars focus on demonstrating how businesses, communities and local leaders can take direct action from the content provided to enhance their economic environment.
  • Wise Practices: Our Webinars provide an interactive platform to learn from industry, community, and government program experts. Previously recorded Webinars are also made available online as a lasting resource.
  • Variety: Our Webinar topics range from Attracting International Students to your Community to Ideas for Engaging Neighbourhoods on Affordable Housing; with ongoing efforts to continually explore new topics of interest.

Recorded Webinars

Supporting Business Succession in Your Community

It takes a village to support the successful transfer of a business to a new owner. Is your community ready to provide that support? In this webinar, we’ll discuss how local economic development practitioners can facilitate business succession by ensuring the right supports and resources are in place.

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Originally broadcast November 6, 2018

Social Enterprises

Social enterprises: what are they, and how do they benefit local economic development in B.C. communities? Learn about the “trifecta” of social enterprises, social procurement, and social finance, and hear about the unique challenges and opportunities for social enterprises as part of a community's economy.

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Originally broadcast October 16, 2018

Community Readiness for Rural Connectivity

What does it mean to be “ready” for connectivity? How can a community demonstrate there is a strong case for support from government or industry to invest in expanding or improving Internet services?

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Originally broadcast September 27, 2018 and re-recorded October 5, 2018.

Browse our library of recorded webinars - with more than 70 webinars under our belt you'll find a wealth of information available 24/7.

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