News & Media

Vancouver Island Companies Launch New Seaweed Harvesting Business

23/09/2019 A First Nation seafood enterprise and a South Island-based seaweed company have teamed up for what they hope will be a profitable venture off the waters… Read more

46.2M For Port’s Duke Point Expansion

$46.2 million in funding just announced by the federal government will enable the Port of Nanaimo to make significant infrastructure improvements and expansions at its Duke Point facilities. The… Read more

FTZVI Investors Forum at Economic Summit Oct. 23/24

17/07/19 Over the past three years VIEA has developed business cases aimed at gaining the attention of those wishing to invest in Island Business. Last year the Summit delivered a broad… Read more

Official FTZVI Video

Announcing Foreign Trade Zone Point Designation for Vancouver Island

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is unique in British Columbia as the only non-government, non-profit registered society with the singular mandate to facilitate vitality and sustainability… Read more

Island Foreign Trade Zone Designation Explained at VIEA Summit

19/10/18 A significant step towards balancing and diversifying our Island economy. The designation of Vancouver Island as an official Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ-VI), a project championed by… Read more

Vancouver Island Designated a Foreign Trade Zone Point

03/10/18 Vancouver Island has been designated as a Foreign Trade Zone, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance and the federal government announced Monday. The designation allows for tariff… Read more

Island Winemakers Excited About New Foreign Trade Deal

03/10/18 Pickers started on the harvest for Cowichan Bay’s Rocky Creek Vineyards Tuesday and owner Linda Holford is enjoying the buzz of all the possibilities it’s bringing…. Read more

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FTZVI promotes & facilitates international trade & investment on Vancouver Island

About the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

VIEA is a collaborative partnership spearheading regional economic development for the Vancouver Island region