2013 BC Economic Summit: "Making the Connection"
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC
June 23 – 26, 2013
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About the Conference
Communities, industry and EDO’s need advanced training and new skills to succeed in the fast-paced world of communications and social networking. We all need a high-performing brand in a world where millions of texts and tweets dominate the discussion. In today’s economy, you need to use new technologies (and some tried and true older ones!) to expand connections and relationships within the community, business, government and the profession to become an “in demand” leader for the next wave of economic growth.
The 2013 BC Economic Summit will explore how to connect to the right resources for career, organizational and business growth. Join other economic development professionals, industry colleagues, first nations members, local government personnel and others as we meet to discuss best practices and how, in today’s changing economy, we take the steps necessary to ensure that all the pieces connect. Get ready to connect with colleagues at the many fun-filled and educational networking events and leave with new skills, creativity and energy!
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2013 Issue of Invest in British Columbia Magazine
Welcome to the website for the Economic Development Association of BC.
The recent global recession and the ongoing economic recovery have demonstrated how important well conceived economic development tools can be. We’ve learned that no business, small or large can go it alone. In British Columbia we have clearly demonstrated that this is where economic developers can help.
Economic developers bring their own tools and resources; and additionally they build on partnerships to bring together all of the pieces to make things happen. If you are looking for tools for work force development, recruitment, real estate (from finding it to developing it), energy and utility resources, transportation infrastructure, regulation and permitting, and other tools that businesses need to thrive, an economic developer will work with you to find it. The members of the Economic Development Association of British Columbia are true professionals and are committed to helping their communities and your business thrive in a growing economy.
British Columbia remains at the heart of a global economy. From Vancouver to Nanaimo, Prince George to Kamloops, Kelowna to Osoyoos, and Fort Nelson to Cranbrook, British Columbia includes a diverse economy comprised of bio-tech, manufacturing, food processing, clean energy, and tourism infrastructure. These are just some of what makes British Columbia one of the strongest economies in the world.
In British Columbia we like to think that our quality of life is second to none, offering urban, small town, and rural locations. Our recreation is as varied as the seasons – from skiing, to kayaking, to golfing, or to lying on a sunny beach in one of our scenic lakes scattered throughout the province.
If you have an investment opportunity and want to talk with a representative of some of BC's most progressive communities we encourage you to check out Linx BC which is a subsidiary of EDABC with the primary goal of attracting investment to communities.
On this site you will find valuable resources whether you are an economic developer, a consultant, a private business or a government representative. In our comprehensive membership directory you will find the contacts you need to have to achieve success. If you are a member of EDABC you will have access to numerous tools in our MyEDABC Online member resource directory, including job openings, RFP's, manuals, and more - if you are not a member we encourage you to join now. If you are looking for information on our conferences or other special seminars that we may be hosting you can easily find them, read about them and then register. Find out the most recent news from our members and other information by clicking on the news tab. Over the next several months we encourage you to check back often as we expand this site to include competitive advantages, economic opportunities, and more. I invite you to call on any of our members and partners that make up the Economic Development Association of British Columbia or to call our office to learn how you too, can be part of Canada’s strongest economy.
Chief Executive Officer
EDABC is an IEDC Partner Association
EDABC is an EDAC Partner Association