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The Economic Development Committee of BRVCA is seeking a qualified and experienced economic development contractor to work on the following workplan. The funding to do this work comes from the SLRD, via the NDIT Economic Capacity
- Continue to build relationships with First Nations having traditional territories thatinclude the Bridge River Valley including invitation to visit and tour current experiences in the Bridge River Valley
Business Development, Retention & Expansion
A. Potential Business Support (New or Growth)
- Provide support to investors/entrepreneurs consideringbusiness opportunities in the Bridge River Valley
- Support specific potential investors and business owners in information and data support
- Bradian owners – follow up
B. Micro Business Development
- Interview Artisans to determine level of readiness for online – design training & Marketing
- Specific practical actions developed from 2018 Business Needs Survey to improve information, communication, advertising and/or identify what currently exists in an area identified for needing improvement
Economic Development Support
A. Build relationships with those doing business in the Valley
· Assist with development and delivery of MOU signing ceremony
· Identify specific Mineral Exploration and Mine business needs from the Community for 1, 3 and 10 yr. via 1/2 day workshop/meeting
B. School Sustainability
- Support working group with advice to & implementation of their workplan
- Explore possible partnership opportunities
- Promote with visiting travel media
- Follow up with Senior Marketing partners re Story Starter
- Follow up with Local Tourism Providers re Story Starter
C. Access to the Valley
- Summarize business case for access improvements (collective contributions to the Provincial economy including tourism, forestry, mining, energy generation), consider MoT current investment levels, postulate the opportunity cost of poor access through interview and defensible assumptions and define the ‘ask’ of government
- Develop Action Plan that includes not before tried tactics – lobbyist, video, etc.
The preferred contractor will have a very good knowledge of the Bridge River Valley and the economic situation.
The contractor must demonstrate ability to work in a complex multi-stakeholder environment.
Budget information can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.
Please submit and expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22, 2019. The position is currently
subject to final funding processes.
Bringing Stakeholders Together for Housing in Area A – Consultant required
The Economic Development Committee of the Bridge River Valley Community Association is seeking a a consultant/ facilitator, with a strong background in housing, to bring local area employers and key stakeholders together to establish a housing strategy to address the immediate and growing need for affordable, employment-related rental housing in the Bridge River Valley, which is located in Electoral Area A of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD).
The Bridge River Valley includes the communities of
Gold Bridge, Bralorne, Tyaughton Lake, Marshall Lake, Gun Lake, and Gun Creek Road.
This strategic planning project will lead to a bigger project to implement the strategy and construct the housing project.
The expected outcome of this initiative is to have an implementable plan that encompasses the priorities and values of all local area employers and key stakeholders, which will enable the community to move forward with a housing action plan.
Indicators of success. The creation of a viable housing action plan with clear directives on how to meet the housing needs for the area will set the course for the future of this project and will be a measurable indicator of success.
Communities and businesses throughout the Bridge River Valley are feeling the negative effects of an increasing shortage of rental accommodations. This project – hiring a consultant/facilitator to bring local area employers and key stakeholders together to develop an implementable plan to address the critical housing shortage – will encompass all of the program objectives to form a solution. At present, local area employers are having a hard time establishing a workforce due to lack of accommodations for direct employees and their families. An implementable rental housing plan will support ongoing community efforts in attracting and retaining a new and existing workforce, youth, employers, and investors. This project will increase capacity for younger generations to return and stay in the rural communities they grew up in, as well as support job creation and fresh ideas.
Key milestones of this project include:
- Hire a consultant/facilitator
- Engage all local area employers, key stakeholders, including local government
- Host five community visits for meetings with local area employers and key stakeholders
- Identify lands suitable for employment related rental housing units
- Create a budget for project implementation phase
- Establish an implementable housing strategy for Area A of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Budget information can be obtained by emailing email@example.com. This is a Rural Development project development stream project, funding is confirmed however is subject to agreement between SLRD and BRVCA being completed.
Please submit an expression of interest including key skills and experiences by April 22, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.