A State of the Island Economic Report will be released by the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance Oct. 28 at its annual Economic Summit in Nanaimo.
“The Economic Alliance has long held a desire to produce an annual report specific to the Island economy but has not had the financial means to accomplish the task until now,” the VIEA said in a release.
“We are happy to announce that the first ever State of the Island Economic Report will be released at the Summit Dinner at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo.”
Susan Mowbray, senior economist with the accounting firm MNP will deliver the State of the Island report in a keynote presentation to the Economic Summit. Delegates to the summit will receive copies.
“Our team is excited to be working with VIEA to produce this report,” said MNP Regional Managing Partner James Byrne. “We think this will quickly become a ‘go to’ document for anyone doing business and considering doing business on Vancouver Island.”
He said the document will be user-friendly, with info-graphics for easy reference to a range of relevant information. It will also provide sources for anyone wishing to delve into greater detail, Byrne said.
Mowbray specializes in data analysis and project management in areas including economic development, education, and technology in both the public and private sectors. She holds a MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University, has taught in the School of Business at BCIT and is a member of the Association of Professional Economists of BC.
More information on the Economic Summit is available at www.viea.ca.