The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) is pleased to announce that it has released its FY2023 Annual Report for its Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2023.
“With the second year of our 3 year Strategic Plan complete, we continue to be impressed by the innovative and impactful projects we have been able to support, and proud of how our new direction has been welcomed and embraced by our key stakeholders: the region’s communities, First Nations, economic development practitioners, non-profit business sup-port and industry groups and public post-secondary institutions,” said Sharon Shepherd, the Board Chair of ETSI-BC.
“I am inspired to witness the resilience and forward-thinking approaches that our partners and stakeholders demonstrate daily. We continue to be delighted to be part of the economic development fabric of our beautiful region”, said Laurel Douglas, CEO of ETSI-BC.
In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, ETSI-BC funded 79 projects throughout its entire service area, providing over $1.5 million in funding to projects which had a total value of over $3 million. These projects helped create or maintain 5,375 jobs in our region. We’ve funded 25 Indigenous-led projects so far during this Strategic Plan period, up from 3 projects funded in total with Indigenous-led organizations prior to 2021.
As we look ahead, ETSI-BC will continue to be a catalyst in strengthening and diversifying the economy of our region, in partnership with you, our important stakeholders.
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