Synergy Foundation Leads Innovative Circular Economy Project with Coastal Businesses

Connecting Comox through its Community Broadband Strategy

The Town of Comox has installed fibre optic infrastructure that provides service opportunities to the entire town. Image courtesy of the Town of Comox.

CVRD Regional Connectivity Strategy

Gwa’yas’dums Community Connectivity Strategy

VICEDA Regional Tech Attraction Marketing Initiative

Regular discussions at the Vancouver Island Coast Economic Development Association (VICEDA) meetings, over the past three years, have led to a tech attraction initiative to capitalize on interest in the region’s growing tech industry. The vision is to develop a corridor of small and mid-sized communities, north of the Malahat, offering investors a wide range… Continue reading VICEDA Regional Tech Attraction Marketing Initiative

qathet Last Mile Connectivity Strategy

Participation in the digital world is critical for the viability and economic sustainability of all communities, yet there is a significant gap between broadband service levels in urban and rural areas in BC. Some communities in the qathet Regional District (qRD) do not meet basic service targets, which means thy are unable to connect with… Continue reading qathet Last Mile Connectivity Strategy

Hornby-Denman Digital Roadmap

There is a significant gap between broadband service levels in urban and rural BC. Both Denman and Hornby Islands have been identified by the CRTC as underserviced areas. In an environment of significant federal funding for last-mile connectivity, the two communities are undertaking a comprehensive planning process to define their digital needs, aspirations and how… Continue reading Hornby-Denman Digital Roadmap

Strathcona Regional District Broadband Plan

There is a significant gap between broadband service levels in urban and rural BC.  Many communities within the Strathcona Regional District (SRD) are identified by the federal government as not meeting basic service targets, if they have any service at all. Prompted by the Connected Coast initiative, which will construct $45M of fibre-optic “backbone” across… Continue reading Strathcona Regional District Broadband Plan

Ucluelet Investment Web Tools

Since 2012, the District of Ucluelet has implemented a number of initiatives identified in its economic development strategy, including a business retention and expansion program, and diversification into tourism and marine-related sectors. In 2017 Ucluelet updated its economic development strategy, which prioritized investment attraction by highlighting the community’s key economic attributes and opportunities. This project… Continue reading Ucluelet Investment Web Tools

Port Alberni Investment Attraction Hub

Port Alberni’s economy has historically been founded on industrial development, however recent initiatives in secondary wood processing and aerospace manufacturing are diversifying opportunities for investment in the Alberni Valley. To maximize the potential from these initiatives, modern marketing tools were needed to showcase Port Alberni an attractive location to invest and build a business. This… Continue reading Port Alberni Investment Attraction Hub