Oct 3, 2023

Economic Development

Oceanside Initiatives


Oceanside Initiatives is a collaboration of community business stakeholders in the Oceanside region, focusing on business retention and expansion programs, regional data collection and analytics. The plan will focus on programs and projects that give businesses the tools they need to expand, develop and establish an economic development structure for the Parksville Qualicum Beach region with a focus on business retention, expansion and attraction.

In November 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding between Lighthouse Country Business Association, Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce, Parksville Downtown Business Association, Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce was developed to support a cooperative relationship to promote business and tourism in the Oceanside region. The partners agreed to focus their collective efforts on developing a strategic plan identifying economic drivers, developing a position statement on business attraction, growth and retention, and promoting economic development in the region. To have a successful economic development strategy in place, the partners recognized working together on common goals better served the community and a stronger regional economy.

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