BCEDA Virtual and In-Person Community Workshops
BCEDA has developed workshops to help communities be better prepared to overcome the economic impacts of disasters. Please contact BCEDA for pricing and more details. Training can be delivered virtually or in-person, adhering to social distancing measures with under 50 capacity.
BCEDA has partnered with Spring, a global incubator and accelerator that empowers entrepreneurs and entrepreneur ecosystem organizations, to launch the Business Resilience Program, an online program created to help businesses recover, adapt, and survive challenging economic conditions.
BCEDA Economic Response & Restart Weekly Teleconference Recordings
|BCEDA #COVID19 Resources for BC Businesses Guide|
This shareable, live document is being continually updated with the most relevant information, tools and resources for the BC business community. 160+ pages of information including industry specific resources, utilities, insurance and banking information, links to webinars and more.
|NEW BCEDA Economic Recovery & Resiliency Toolkit|
In disaster-impacted communities, economic development organizations often lead economic recovery efforts by helping local businesses respond to impacts on their employees, their facilities, and their customer and supply networks. This toolkit is designed to get your communities started in the pre-planning process for economic recovery including:
|Support Local BC - Province-wide shop local program|
Support Local BC is an online gift certificate marketplace where 100 per cent of the proceeds go directly to the business owners. To date, the website features over 1,100 businesses and has sold more than $60,000 in gift cards.
We are partnering with community organizations that are coordinating awareness for the initiative and providing funding so that local businesses in their region can join. Have questions about how the program works? Read our Community Participation Guidelines and if you're ready, complete the form below to have your community included in the website.
|Community Tips for Response & Recovery|
NEW One Page Community Tips for Response & Recovery
|BC BusinessCounts Program|
BCEDA is pleased to provide a FREE BC BusinessCounts module for every local and Indigenous government to use for business engagement at this time.
If you choose, you can upload your business database, enter survey results in the system and run reports. BCEDA also has a network of volunteers available to assist with data entry if needed.
To join, please have your community economic development contact email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Users: You will need to modify your add screen to use the feature. Just click Add on the main menu and then click Add a New Widget (oval on screen capture) and select the new Phase 2 COVID Survey.
BCEDA COVID Business Survey
BCEDA COVID Business Survey Phase 2
BCEDA COVID Restart Survey
|BCEDA's Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness|
Interested in forming an Economic Response/Recovery Team? There is information in the Roadmap!
|Economic Recovery Task Force Overview Template|
|Economic Recovery Task Force Press Release Template|
UBCM's COVID-19 Provincial Orders Support Team and Call Centre
|IEDC Presentation - COVID-19: Preparing for What Comes Next|
|GIS Planning: 10 Impacts on Economic Development & Solutions to Mitigate These Challenges|
|Getting Urban Economies Back Up & Running After COVID-19 |
A TEN-POINT ACTION PLAN FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPERS (OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS) By Richard Florida and Steven Pedigo
|Examples of What BC Communities are Doing|