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Julie Sperber Appointed President and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

VIEA’s New Leader brings entrepreneurial and community economic development experience to the role The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the… Read more

Island Corridor Foundation Releases Business Case

  Island Corridor Foundation recently released a Business Case highlighting detailed analysis, including data from the Provincial and Federal Governments in support of the full restoration of rail service to… Read more

Seaweed sovereignty: Cultivating kelp resurgence in W̱SÁNEĆ waters through new commercial farm

  Dan Pedde, Aquaculture Systems Engineer with Cascadia Seaweed, holds up a sample of Sugar Kelp, harvested from their ȽEKES (edible seaweed) farm in the Cordova Channel,… Read more

George Hanson to Retire as President and CEO of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

Call for application opens as Economic Alliance seeks new leader. George Hanson has announced his decision to retire in 2022 as President & Chief Executive Officer of… Read more

The Latest from VIEA…

EDC Webinar – The Global Supply Chain: Turning Crisis into Opportunity Learn how you can reduce your supply chain risk—and stay one step ahead of future crises—in… Read more

‘In the shadow of the giant’

DECEMBER 1, 2021 – FRANK PEEBLES In Part Four of The Orca’s exclusive series on BC’s ports, Frank Peebles looks at who calls the shots – and whether… Read more

SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout) First Nation – An Historical Moment

Tsawout First Nation has issued license to Cascadia Seaweed for 20 km of production line – now the largest provider of ocean cultivated seaweed in North America…. Read more

Global value chains: From fruitful discussions to meaningful actions

By: Juan Navarro, CITP|FIBP Global value chains (GVCs) have been at the center of attention in both business and policy spheres around the globe for the past… Read more

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