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Valley Vision | towards a comprehensive vision for the future of the Bulkley Valley

New Economic Development Office for the Bulkley Valley

The Town of Smithers, in collaboration with the Bulkley Nechako Regional District and the Office of the Wet’suwet’en have agreed to form a society: The Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association (BVEDA) in order to create a sustainable Economic Development office for the Bulkley Valley. The Town of Smithers will be appointing 3 members to the 7 member board of the BVEDA and anticipates the Economic Development office will be established before the end of the year.
The Town of the Smithers has been working on the Bulkley Valley Economic Development Initiative for the past year. At the council meeting of May 25th, Council approved the Bulkley Valley Economic Development Initiative Strategic Plan, completed by Lions Gate Consulting and authorized up to $170,000 annually as the Town of Smithers’ contribution to the BVEDA. The Town of Smithers will be winding down the Tourism Advisory Committee by the end of the year and moving all tourism initiatives under the umbrella of the the new BVEDA.

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