Community Economic Development (CED) is action by people locally to create economic opportunities that improve social conditions, particularly for those who are most disadvantaged. CED is an approach that recognizes that economic, environmental and social challenges are interdependent, complex and ever-changing. – The Canadian CED Network
The Columbia Valley Community Economic Development Advisory Commission’s vision:
The Columbia Valley is great place to live and an amazing place to visit.
While individual local governments, first nations, destination marketing organizations and business associations all pursue goals relevant to their stakeholders, the CVCEDAC is intended to provide a bridge and a lens, to ensure that economic, social and environmental conditions are sustainable for local residents.
Great places to live ARE amazing places to visit.