Communities of all sizes, whether local, regional, or Indigenous, face questions and challenges for growth, while working to maintain the vibrancy and innovation necessary to be at the forefront of an increasingly competitive global community. Local leaders know that the choices they make today will have a lasting impact on the community of tomorrow. They are forced to make difficult decisions, balancing the need for innovation and challenging the status quo with sound, trusted policies to ensure that citizens’ needs and concerns are met. In order to best serve the community, both today and into the future, leaders need to be creative and resourceful, considering new options and different ideas on collaboration to find new, unique, and viable ways of addressing these issues.
The 2020 BC Economic Summit, will feature a carefully-selected collection of speakers, case studies and best practices, culled from around BC and beyond. Energizing Economic Development through Collaboration will bring together diverse perspectives on community revitalization, to help leaders identify potential opportunities and to inspire new ways of thinking about local challenges and increased teamwork and collaboration.