Community Economic Development

Current Priorities

The Community Economic Development Committee works to improve regional economic development opportunities for local governments. The Committee advocates on issues and policies regarding: the resource sector and value-added manufacturing; fisheries, agriculture, and water; internet connectivity and the technology sector; tourism, outdoor recreation, galleries, libraries, archives, and museums; and support for job and skills training and retraining.

Current priorities include: transition planning and support for communities through the implementation of recommendations 13 and 14 from the Old Growth Strategic Review; the planned transition of open-net pen salmon farms; and high-speed internet connectivity and cellular phone coverage for all parts of the province.