The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) BC Economic Summit takes you out of the office and gives you the space to imagine, create, and discuss key issues facing economic developers, local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal leaders, community planners, and more with some of the most creative and strategic minds in the industry.

In a competitive climate where the most dynamic communities succeed, it can be hard to keep accelerating, but it’s necessary in order to keep your local economy strong and vibrant to ensure that you have a good quality of life for all. Whether by supporting new entrepreneurs and start-ups, implementing social enterprises, working with the resources sector to create new opportunities, or engaging youth and local citizens, communities are starting to understand that accelerating your local economic development program is not only possible, but necessary.

Accelerating a local economy cannot be done in isolation and every level of government — whether federal, provincial, regional, local, or Indigenous — must work together to ensure that everyone is part of the acceleration.  Communities of all sizes face the challenges of having an accelerated economy and developing programs that keep  economic development goals front and center.  The 2018 BC Economic Summit will look at what is being done in British Columbia and around the world to accelerate local economies.

Following the Summit, from June 13th to 14th, BCEDA will host IEDC's Managing Economic Development Organizations Course. Bundle tickets for both events to save!

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