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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


    At #VIEA, it’s all about the company you keep!
    By becoming a member, you will be offered many opportunities throughout your region, such as shared resources and approaches, networking opportunities, and more!
    Learn more:

    📷 : @DirkHeydemann

    One of Canada’s most famous entrepreneurs has partnered with Chef Lisa Ahier of Tofino’s SoBo Restaurant to distribute West Coast deliciousness across the country.

    Read more here: via. @ParksvilleNews @cbcdragon

    Created through the affiliation of Island Timberlands and TimberWest in 2018, @mosaicforests has operated on BC’s Coast for more than 100 years, managing forest planning, operations and product sales.
    They are this week's featured #VIEA member! Learn more:

    Mayor of @DPortHardy offers his thoughts on the importance of British Columbia's salmon aquaculture sector for the future of Port Hardy.


    Times Colonist@timescolonist

    Island Voices: Salmon farming central to Port Hardy's future

    “Many of the regions where salmon farming operations play a significant role in supporting local vendors are in the northern and western regions of Vancouver Island that have been experiencing declines in employment.” George Hanson, President of #VIEA:

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