Boundary Region Survey Of Businesses & Residents
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The Boundary Region, led by the Village of Midway and Community Futures Boundary, is banding together to create a Boundary Economic Diversification Plan that aims to enhance the health and vibrancy of the entire region including:
- Grand Forks
- Midway and Regional District Kootenay Boundary electoral areas C/Christina Lake
- D/Rural Grand Forks and E/West Boundary.
This plan will act as a roadmap to strengthen the economic diversity and resiliency of the Boundary region amidst ever-changing economic realities.
Your insights will further our ability to foster and support economic development in the Boundary Region. And, the data will only be used as an aggregate and no specific or personal information will be shared, correlated, or analyzed as such.
See the Media Release below for more information about this initiative.
MEDIA RELEASE: October 18, 2023
The Boundary Region is hard at work creating an Economic Diversification Plan that will invigorate the health and vibrancy of our communities including Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway and Regional District Kootenay Boundary electoral areas C/Christina Lake, D/Rural Grand Forks and E/West Boundary. It has been made possible by funding from the Province of BC through the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP).
Spearheading the initiative are the Village of Midway and Community Futures Boundary who are excited to announce their partnership and take on this important initiative. This strategic alliance symbolizes a regional commitment to harness emerging opportunities amidst shifting economic realities. Made possible by funding from the provincial government, this collaboration will seek to foster and secure long-term sustainability and growth for the region.
The partners have secured the services of Lochaven Consulting, a boutique economic development consulting firm with a vast amount of experience in economic development both in the Region and internationally. Together this team, working with Community Futures and the Village of Midway, will be focused on creating an economic diversification plan that will act as a roadmap to strengthen the economic diversity and resiliency of the Boundary region. The plan has multiple objectives, including: 1) Increasing effectiveness of economic development efforts, 2) Enhancing the region’s ability to pursue opportunities, and 3) Energizing and engaging key stakeholders around economic transition.
Mayor Doug McMynn of the Village of Midway expressed optimism about the partnership and the plan, stating, “This collaboration and the development of this plan is an important and exciting initiative for Midway and the Boundary region. It’s a testament to our resilience and our determination to always seek opportunities to better our region.”
Sarah Dinsdale, Economic Development Coordinator for Community Futures Boundary, also shared enthusiasm, stating, “We are excited and committed to leveraging our collective strengths and insights, to create a plan that will lay the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable future for our region.”
Your voice matters! Community engagement and input from key stakeholder across the region is a key piece of creating a successful plan. Business owners, non-profit organizations, and various community members can actively contribute to the project and will be invited to provide input via one-on-one interviews, surveys and/or round table discussions to ensure the region is well represented. If you are interested in providing input through one of these forums, please stay tuned for further communications from the Village of Midway, Community Futures, and other regional partners.