Project Title:

Ucluelet Investment Web Tools

Project Organization:

Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce

Project Investment:

  • Island Coastal Economic Trust: $10,000
  • Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce: $10,000
  • Total Budget: $20,000

Since 2012, the District of Ucluelet has implemented many 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 will deliver materials to support investment attraction on the District of Ucluelet website, including an updated community profile, business opportunity guide, and economic indicators, as well as a guide outlining the development approval process and other steps to starting a business in Ucluelet.

Anticipated outcomes include the attraction of new residential and commercial developers, support for local start-ups, and improved investment readiness for underserved markets in the community.

Island Coastal Economic Trust approved funding for this project in 2018 through the Investment Readiness program.