Project Title:

Port McNeill Economic Development Strategy

Project Organization:

Town of Port McNeill

Sources of Funding:

  • ICET Contribution: $25,000
  • Town of Port McNeill: $25,000
  • Total Budget: $50,000


Like many small towns on Vancouver Island, Port McNeill has seen its economy go through significant changes in the past several years. Traditional resource-sector industries like forestry, fishing, mining, and aquaculture are still significant, but looking towards the future means diversification and proactive planning for a quickly changing global economy.
The project, completed in 2015, consisted of the development of an economic development strategy with a view to identifying new economic drivers.  The process included the development of a 10 year integrated economic strategy through stakeholder engagement, analysis of current and historic economic activity, identification of key assets and opportunities, linkages with the regional economy and priorization of short, medium and long term investment opportunities.