Welcome to the Columbia Valley

Established in 2017, Columbia Valley Community Economic Development (CVCED) represents the communities of the Columbia Valley in working toward economic development objectives:

  • Increasing resilience by diversifying and strengthening the Columbia Valley economy.
  • Increasing year-round, quality local employment opportunities.
  • Attracting and retaining permanent residents.
  • Supporting entrepreneurship, new business development, and growth of existing businesses.
  • Promoting business models with sound environmental and social practices.
  • Collaborating with, and enhancing the work of, other agencies currently undertaking economic development initiatives.

AT YOUR SERVICE

Through Creativity, Integrity & Innovation

Our Community Economic Development Officer – Ryan Watmough – can help you make the connections you need to grow your business or make an investment in Columbia Valley.

Ryan Watmough BSc MBAColumbia Valley Community Economic Development Officer

Useful Documents

BEGIN

Business start-up, growth, and relocation advisory to all businesses on an as-need basis.

CONNECT

Connections to resources, people, companies and organizations you might need to establish/grow your business

SOLVE

Solution creator for business community issues.

INNOVATE

Working to generate breakthroughs in key strategic community and economic development matters, including: advanced broadband, housing affordability, transportation, workforce development, and physician recruitment.