Cowichan Valley Industrial Land Use Plan

Economic Development Cowichan

Sources of Funding
ICET Contribution:$15,000
Local Government:$35,000
Total Budget: $50,000

Strategic planning documents over the past decade have identified industrial attraction as key a priority for the Cowichan region. Consultations with local communities and First Nations have documented parcels of land ready for industrial development, however the region did not have a joint strategy to enhance, augment and promote development.

Using a market research approach, Cowichan Valley Regional District developed a comprehensive strategy with an inventory of industrial lands in the CVRD. In addition, the project included short and long-term attraction strategies, recommendations for re-zoning and development, and identification of partnership opportunities to assist in development of the industrial land base.

The strategy was completed in March 2018. Anticipated outcomes include retention and growth of the region’s existing industrial base, attraction of new industry, and strengthening of overall collaboration between regional partners. The strategy is expected to benefit advanced manufacturing, agri-food processing, and value-added wood sectors as well as attract new-to-the-valley industries that will drive sustainable industrial growth and job creation in the Cowichan Valley.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2018-19 Annual Report

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