Learn the Basics, Plan and Measure Your Economic Development Efforts

Learn the basics of economic development. Find out more about how to develop a plan using the Strategic Planning Toolkit. Measure the impact of your activities using the Performance Measurement Toolkit.

Use the following information and resources to find out how you can create a solid foundation for economic growth in your community. 

What is Economic Development?

Whether your community is large or small, urban or rural, the information you'll find here helps you get started on your long-term economic development plan.

Strategic Planning Toolkit

An economic development strategic plan helps you define your community’s economic vision, attract investment and be responsive to funding opportunities.

Performance Measurement Toolkit

A performance measurement plan allows you to measure your successes and ensure that your efforts remain on time and budget.

B.C. Assembly of First Nations Economic Development Toolkits

B.C. Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) works with First Nations to provide them with the tools and information they need to build successful, sustainable plans for economic development.