The Community & Regional Economic Action - Together For Everyone (CREATE) Forum was held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the P'eg'ig'lha Community Centre at T'it'q'et in Lillooet, BC. The Forum brought together representatives of St'át'imc and local governments, business and community organizations, and other citizens involved or interested in community economic development. The purpose of the day was to build networks, share information, and inspire collective action for community economic development in the northern SLRD / northern St'át'imc Territory.
The Northern SLRD Economic Development Governance Model Feasibility Study was one of four community economic development projects undertaken by the Fraser Basin Council on behalf of the SLRD's Northern Economic Development & Initiatives (NEDI) Committee in 2014. The purpose of the study was to assess the viability of a shared governance model for shared community economic development service in the northern SLRD, comprising Electoral Areas A and B and the District of Lillooet.
The Economic Opportunity Assessment project was launched in late June 2008 to identify economic development opportunities that could be implemented to benefit the broader study area and help facilitate local economic collaboration and cooperation among all study area governments. The SLRD coordinated the study as part of its Regional Growth Strategy initiative.
This Base Analysis provides an economic snap shot of the study area which includes the District of Lillooet, SLRD Areas A and B, and the six northern St'at'imc communities (Sekw'el'was, Xwisten, T'it'q'et, Ts'xw'aylaxw, Xaxl'ip and Tsalalh). It includes an overview of local labour market trends, an analysis of four key local business sectors (tourism, forestry, agriculture and energy), and a high level summary assessment of local economic development constraints and opportunities.
The purpose of the Community Asset Inventory is to provide a summary of the resources, assets and capacities available in the District of Lillooet and Electoral Area B of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District in order to provide a strong and positive foundation for future community economic development work.
Late in 2013, the Northern Economic Development & Initiatives (NEDI) Committee of the SLRD Board hired the Fraser Basin Council to undertake the following four community economic development projects:
The purpose of the Community Asset Inventory is to provide a summary of the resources, assets and capacities available in Electoral Area A (Upper Bridge River Valley) in order to provide a strong and positive foundation for future community economic development work.
This report offers a summary of baseline conditions and trends in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District region in terms of demographics, labour force, payroll costs, education availability, transportation, industrial and commercial land use, utilities, business support services, government, taxation, housing, and quality of life.
This plan offers a review and assessment of the current economic situation in the Northern SLRD (Electoral Areas A and B, District of Lillooet) and identifies potential strategies, projects and initiatives to create economic development opportunities in the sub-region.