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The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is a collaborative partnership spearheading regional economic development for the Vancouver Island region. VIEA provides opportunities for communities, First Nations, businesses, and other key stakeholders to collaborate on broad-based economic development programs to improve the region’s overall capacity for economic vitality.

This regional alliance embraces all of Vancouver Island from Victoria to Port Hardy as well as the Northern and Southern Gulf Islands. Membership is open to anyone.


Nanaimo, BC, Canada


Located in Nanaimo, @WoodgroveCentre is home to over 140 stores and services and is the market-dominant retail destination and focal point of the community. It is 50% owned and managed by Ivanhoe Cambridge.
They are this week's featured #VIEA member:

Bruce from Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish has a simple message for Vancouver Islanders,"Buy local, it's the way to go!" We're encouraging you to #SupportLocal whenever you can.

#COVID19 #RaisingOpportunity

As @CAN_Indigenous & @IndigenousBC create distinct marketing campaigns for Indigenous tourism, Vancouver Island's @ExploreSonghees, Cedar House Gallery & @Kwalilas_Hotel share their plans to engage visitors in authentic adventures this summer:

Did you know the Canada Day daytime & evening shows are streamed online and on social media? Enjoy the virtual tour and a very special edition of Canada’s annual iconic celebration from home:
📷: Government of Canada
#CanadaDay #VIEA2020

#VIEA's Wood Recovery & Fuel Reduction Pilot project engages forestry & wood industry stakeholders to make avoidable wood waste more accessible to manufacturers while simplifying management for timber licensees.
Learn more about our #IslandWood initiative:…

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