Business Counts - January 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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Results from the Fall 2019 Rental Market Survey            

CMHC’s annual Rental Market Survey collects information on important rental market variables, including vacancy rates and average rents. Get the data and the reports .
2020 Business Trends To Watch

2020 is here, ushering in a decade brimming with potential for small business owners.
Whether your focus is local, provincial or national, we live in a changing (and challenging) landscape for business. It’s also one that should be embraced as an opportunity for growth.
Keeping an eye to the future is always good business, placing your enterprise at the head of the queue to achieve that growth. To kick the year off in style, we’ve asked the Small Business BC team to list the 2020 business trends to keep an eye on.

Small-Scale Sustainable Farming Program

This full time program is designed to familiarize students with the main theories, concepts and practices of small-scale mixed farming. The program includes modules in greenhouse propagation, mixed livestock, farm equipment operation, sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as market garden production. Participants will also develop business management skills, marketing skills, crop planning, and budgeting. Participants will also obtain certifications in First Aid, FoodSafe Level 1, WHMIS and Transportation of Dangerous Goods. The instructor for the program is a local experienced organic farmer and horticulturalist.
Comox Valley Economic Development
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