A brand new edition of Cityviz is now available. We have launched a Regional Business Profile edition to satisfy the need of regional organizations that support indigenous communities and local governments at regional district and municipal levels. This edition is a high-level picture of the state of the economy in the region and covers indicators across topics such as population, labour force, industry, agriculture and real estate.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Cityviz on this Regional Data Platform,” noted Laurel Douglas, CEO of the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior.
Regional data can assist elected officials and local government staff to make better decisions in other areas as well. Communities can use it for many purposes, such as:
- to validate their own investments
- in support of funding applications (i.e. growing population may justify a new pool)
- to provide relevant data to attract developers (i.e. seniors housing)
- to support private sector businesses seeking a new location with specific demographics.
“The mandate of ETSI-BC is to support the economy of the Southern Interior to grow and diversify,” said Douglas. “We hope our new Regional Data Platform is of value to you, our stakeholders, and we look forward to your feedback.”
ETSI-BC, the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior, was created in 2006 with a $50 million endowment to assist in the growth and diversification of the economy of the Southern Interior of BC. The Trust is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors and gets input from Regional Advisory Committees made up of elected officials from both the Thompson-Okanagan and Columbia-Kootenay regions. They are focused on supporting strategic investments in four key funding streams:
1) Building economic development capacity,
2) Supporting business resilience and growth,
3) Developing human capital and
4) Innovating and advancing key sectors.
For more info about ETSI-BC and their impact, visit the Our Story page on their website www.etsi-bc.ca.