The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) is pleased to announce that it has released its latest Annual Report.
“With our first full year as ETSI-BC now under our belt, the ETSI-BC Board is proud of how our new direction has been welcomed and embraced by the region’s communities, First Nations, economic development practitioners, business support and industry groups and post-secondary institutions,” said Terry Rysz, the new Board Chair of ETSI-BC.
“I’m excited to share some highlights from our first full year as ETSI-BC! The foundational work we carried out in 2020 and early 2021 through our stakeholder consultations, developing and vetting our new strategic direction really bore fruit in FY2021-22,” said Laurel Douglas, CEO of ETSI-BC.
In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, ETSI-BC funded 86 projects throughout its entire service area, providing over $3.1 million in funding to projects which had a total value of over $8 million. These projects helped create or maintain 5,375 jobs in our region. We also funded 36 Economic Recovery Advisors and supported them with training, networking, and resources, with funding support from the Province of BC.
ETSI-BC looks forward to working with our partners over the coming year, supporting them as they continue to innovate and deliver economic development initiatives that help create stronger economies, stronger communities throughout the Southern Interior of BC.
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