BCEDA News

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017 - 1:18pm

BCEDA is pleased to share that the Red Cross and the Province of BC have announced an emergency assistance program for Small Business, Not-for-Profit Organizations and First Nations Cultural Livelihoods. 

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Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:27am

Data from the first week of the Business Recovery Hotline, shows that businesses impacted by the wildfires are in trouble. The hotline, organized by the BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) and FortisBC, is receiving calls from businesses that have lost revenue while accruing operating expenses and have little information about what kind of financial assistance is available to them.

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Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 9:55am

The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) is launching a hotline to help businesses get back on their feet following the devastating fires impacting Central British Columbia. The hotline is established in collaboration with FortisBC. The Business Recovery Hotline will open Monday, July 24th at 7:00am.

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Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:51am

The BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) announced the winners of the 2017 BC Economic Development Awards at the BC Economic Summit Awards Banquet held Tuesday, June 13th, in Victoria, BC.  

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Posted on Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:39am

New BCEDA Insider App Prov

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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:20am

Why I am so excited about the 2017 BC Economic Summit (and you should be too!)

What are you doing from June 11th to 13th?  I want to personally invite you to attend the BC Economic Summit in Victoria, BC.  The BC Economic Summit always offers professional and informative sessions and this year will be no different.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 3:45pm

The 2017 BC Provincial budget was released this afternoon.   BCEDA, as a service to our members asked long time member and economist Jamie Vann Struth to attend the budget lockup to analyse the budget and the impacts on economic development programs.  This BCEDA release summarizes the key outcomes and new initiatives from the perspective of the provincial economic development community. 

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Posted on Monday, February 20, 2017 - 1:41pm

The BC Economic Development Association's BC Economic Development Awards recognizes the province's best economic development programs, partnerships and marketing initiatives. These prestigious awards honor organizations and/or individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.

Find out more here!

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Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 2:03pm

The BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) announced the winners of the 2016 BC Economic Development Awards at the BC Economic Summit Awards Banquet held Tuesday, June 14th, in Richmond, BC.

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Posted on Friday, May 13, 2016 - 9:37am

It's Economic Development Week and BCEDA would like to encourage you to recognize how those involved in economic development in your community have made a difference.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 3:51pm

Please be informed that we do not call companies and ask to confirm your move.  We do not have anything to do with the calls that some companies are receiving asking these questions.  If you have received a call please let us know so we can report to the proper authorities.  

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Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 2:11pm

The 2016 BC provincial budget was released today. This BCEDA release summarizes the key outcomes and new initiatives from the perspective of the provincial economic development community.

Click here to read the 2016 BC Budget Summary.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 9:30am

Economic innovator Ken Stratford, who helped launch 2,500 small businesses, has died at age 77. He was working and thinking until the end, said Deanna, his wife of 53 years.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 4:20pm

2016 BC Economic Summit: Past, Present & Future

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Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 11:19am

Canada-B.C. Job Grant offers up to $10,000 to help train staff

Businesses looking for help connect staff with new skills can get up to $10,000 per employee under the Canada-B.C. Job Grant. The program provides up to two-thirds of the cost of eligible training for a new or existing employee while the company covers the remainder of the costs. 

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Posted on Monday, January 5, 2015 - 2:55pm

VICTORIA –  For the first time, potential investors and businesses have an important resource at their fingertips to easily access information critical to economic growth throughout the province.

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Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014 - 2:20pm

The following document briefly describes a number of funding programs related to community and regional economic development.  This document is by no means a comprehensive list of all the available programs relating to community and regional economic development, however, it does provide a foundation of programs to build from.  Each program listed has a brief description as well as a web address for further information.

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Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 2:04pm

The BC Small Business Roundtable announced yesterday the nine winners of the 2014 “Open for Business” Awards.

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Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 3:37pm

Visit BCEDA Member Exclusives to view the new member perk from Roam Mobile! Hurry...offer ends December 31, 2014.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:34pm

Funding will support enhanced façade improvements, branded signage and public art

July 23, 2014

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Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 8:35am

Work is ongoing with the Economic Disaster Recovery Project (EDRP). BCEDA is collaborating with the International Economic Development Council's (IEDC) Restore Your Economy and Economic Developers Alberta to create a toolkit designed to provide strategies and tactics for community leaders in their economic recovery efforts.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 7:43am

As part of the BC Business Counts Program and the District of Squamish’s ongoing Business Retention & Expansion Program, the Economic Development Department is launching a business walks initiative in Downtown Squamish focusing on more than 146 businesses that fall within the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association (DSBIA)

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Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 3:24pm

We have received reports of telephone marketers claiming to be associated with the BC Economic Development and/or Business Development Service/Department. Please be advised that BCEDA DOES NOT solicit funds or services via telephone.

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Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:56am
Richmond, BC, June 23, 2014 – The BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) and Diamond Partner BC Hydro announced the winners of the 2014 BC Economic Development Awards at the BC Economic Summit Awards Banquet held Tuesday, June 10th, in Richmond, BC.
 
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Posted on Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 8:30am

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Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:00am

Visit www.opportunitiesbc.ca to post your community's opportunities today!

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Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011 - 12:00am

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

EDABC Elects new Board of Directors for 2012

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Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 12:00am

 NEWS RELEASE — FOR RELEASE JUNE 7, 2011

The Economic Development Association of BC presentsVancouver Olympic  Games leader John Furlong with award recognizing outstanding economic development achievement

 

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Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 12:00am

For Immediate Release

2011 British Columbia Economic Development Awards Winners

Langley, BC. June 6, 2011

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