News & Media

March 27, 2020 Video Conference – How to Access Free Government Services for Your Business

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

How do I…? What do I…? When should we…?

Information is flowing like never before, yet, still there are more questions than answers. Major emergency funding announcements indicate help is on the way, but do I… Read more

Canadian Manufacturers Needed to Help Combat Covid 19

If you are a Canadian manufacturer or business that can assist Canada in meeting the need for medical supplies, your help is needed. If you can say… Read more

Video Conferencing to Share Simple, Actionable Information

We find ourselves in the midst of this unprecedented global event. It is clear that the impacts to our health, social, cultural and economic systems are deep… Read more

Cumberland expects draft plan for Bevan Road Industrial Site in 2020

Dec. 13, 2019 12:00 a.m. By Mike Chouinard, Comox Valley Record Site contains more than 80 per cent of potential industrial land in Comox Valley The Village… Read more

Mayor Leonard Krog Discusses Economics and Growth in Nanaimo, B.C. – Including the Benefit of FTZVI

February 3, 2020 Douglas Magazine talks to Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog about pulling the city out of the headlines — and out of its tailspin — to… Read more

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

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