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Port Alberni Port Authority Marine Cluster Continues to Grow

Source: Vancouver Island Free Daily By Susie Quinn  – June 14, 2020 Diverse businesses look to Port Alberni’s waterfront and deepsea port for expansion British Columbia’s medical health… Read more

Salmon Farmers Poised to Support BC’s Economic Recovery with 1.4 Billion in new Investment, Independent Report Finds

Source: BC Salmon Farmers  November. 9, 2020 Investment through 2050 would create almost 10,000 new jobs, add cumulative $44 billion in new economic activity CAMPBELL RIVER, BC –… Read more

Vancouver Island Partnership Provides Harmac Pacific With Needed Raw Fibre

Oct 15, 2020 | Peace Cariboo Skeena, Thompson Okanagan, Vancouver Island, Victoria Residual Fibre Pilot Project Nears Harvesting Phase VANCOUVER ISLAND – Shopping locally is the central philosophy of any successful, community-focused business… Read more

Cascadia Seaweed: Winner of the BC Food and Beverage Innovation Award

September 28, 2020 Sidney, B.C. — The room at the Cascadia Seaweed headquarters erupted with cheers and excitement when the winner of the innovation category at the BC… Read more

BC Businesses Collaborate to Create Canada’s First Seaweed Peated Whisky

In 2018, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) using its new designation as FTZVI, Canada’s 12th Foreign Trade Zone, developed four business cases to attract Foreign Direct Investment. The business case… Read more

April 23, 2020 Video Conference – Parliamentary Secretary, Terry Beech, MP

Keeping Good Company While Preparing for the Next Step… Welcome to VIEA’s Video Conference Series. We appreciate that a lot of information is available and that much… Read more

VIEA Puts Spotlight On All Things Local

The ‘Island Good’ Initiative Brings Island Products And The Companies Who Make Them To The Forefront NANAIMO – Founded in 2006 as an island-wide economic development organization,… Read more

April 21, 2020 Video Conference – Digital Economy Response Program

Welcome to VIEA’s Video Conference Series Keeping Good Company While Preparing for the Next Step… We appreciate that a lot of information is available and that much… Read more

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