Business Counts - February 2020
Regional Statistics & Research Update

Construction & Real Estate
Source: VIREB Monthly Sales Report, CMHC Housing Report
Labour Force
Source: BC Stats Labour Market Statistics
Tourism
Source: BC Ferries Monthly Traffic Report (Little River Ferry), Vancouver Island Visitor Centre (VIVC) Monthly Report, Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) Monthly Passengers Totals
Consumer Price Index
Source: BC Stats CPI Monthly Data Tables
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Comox Valley Economic Development Update
BCEDA Budget Announced

The 2020 BC Provincial Budget was released. This BCEDA release by Jamie Vann Struth summarizes the key outcomes and new initiatives from the perspective of the provincial economic development community.
BC Economic Summit - Energizing Economic Development through Collaboration

The 2020 BC Economic Summit, will feature a carefully-selected collection of speakers, case studies and best practices, culled from around BC and beyond. Energizing Economic Development through Collaboration will bring together diverse perspectives on community revitalization, to help leaders identify potential opportunities and to inspire new ways of thinking about local challenges and increased teamwork and collaboration.

Date: March 8th -10th, 2020 | Location: Kelowna, BC | Cost: Dependent on involvement
Builders' Council Breakfast

Join The Chamber and Canadian Home Builders' Association for these lively informative meetings, making it easy for builders, developers, and renovators to get together. Chamber members and non-members are welcome to come and network, expand their local contacts and to share their knowledge and experiences on a variety of building industry topics. Any issues or concerns can be voiced at these meetings, especially anything that The Chamber or CHBA might be able to assist with.

Date: March 10th, 2020 | Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am | Location: White Spot | Cost: $17.95
Access funds to promote your innovations! - NHS Demonstrations Initiative
The National Housing Strategy Demonstrations Initiative highlights innovative solutions aiming to improve the performance, viability and effectiveness of affordable housing.
New funding is now available! Access up to $250,000 to showcase your innovative technology, program, practice, policy or strategy.
Join our webinar to learn more on the application process, funding available, scoring criteria and eligibility details.

English webinar | Time: 1 pm ET | Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
French webinar | Time: 1 pm ET | Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Register by sending an email at   Innovation-Research@cmhc.ca   and enter SIGN ME UP FOR DEMOS WEBINAR in the subject line. An email with the link to the webinar will be sent to you.
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