FTZVI Business Case Leads to Development of a new Industry on Vancouver Island!

Cascadia Seaweed is experiencing rapid growth after launching six months ago! Read more about their success in a recent Victoria News article.

Notes from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Juan Navarro is on the FTZVI Board of Advisors and recently had the opportunity to connect with leaders of 21 economies of the Asia Pacific. Read more… Read more

13th Annual Vancouver Island Economic Summit Breakfast Keynote

At the 13th Annual Vancouver Island Economic Summit Breakfast Peter Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist, Export Development Canada (EDC), provided an engaging talk on the the current… Read more

Food Processing Hub Adds Value to Alberni Valley Agri-Food Industry

More than two dozen new jobs are anticipated in the Alberni Valley in the next few years, thanks to a new food handling and processing facility being… Read more

Canada Podcast Interview With Bill Collins, Cascadia Seaweed

Canada Podcast visited the 2019 Economic Summit and interviewed Bill Collins of Cascadia Seaweed. Learn more about how FTZVI is supporting Island Business!  

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