What is the Role of Regional Districts?
Like municipalities, regional districts can use various approaches, specific tools and strategies to support economic development in their communities.
Regional districts are a unique type of municipal government in charge of planning for electoral areas. They can adopt zoning bylaws and official community plans. They can also do region-wide planning. This includes developing a regional growth strategy or leading economic development planning on behalf of their communities.
Smaller communities in regional districts have the benefit of joining with others on projects, to have a larger impact and combine funds.
There are 27 regional districts in B.C. For more information: