June 29, 2022 – The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior of BC (ETSI-BC) is pleased to announce another successful Funding Intake. Of the 24 applications submitted, a total of $386,000 was awarded to 22 projects that will help build economic development capacity, innovate and advance key sectors in the region. Successful proponents include diverse groups including First Nations, municipalities, business improvement and tourism associations, business support and industry groups in the Southern Interior of BC.
Spring 2022 Funding Intake Closes with 24 Applications Received
May 9, 2022 – The ETSI-BC team is pleased to share that in the Spring 2022 funding intake that closed on May 1, 2022, we received 24 applications, from organizations based in 8 of the 9 regional districts in our service area. A total of $375,000 was earmarked for the intake and the applications received totaled $526,425, to support projects worth over $1.14 million building economic development capacity, innovation and key sectors in the region.
Spring Funding Intake Open April 1 – May 1, 2022. Watch our Info Session.
April 11, 2022 – The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) is pleased to announce that its Spring Funding Intake is open April 1 – May 1, 2022.
Next Funding Intake Opens April 1, Attend an Info Session
March 10, 2022 – The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) is pleased to announce that its next Funding Intake will launch on April 1, 2022.
Record-Breaking First Year as ETSI-BC
March 10, 2022 – We are delighted to announce our first anniversary as ETSI-BC! We are very proud of our accomplishments since launching ETSI-BC on March 10, 2021. Here are some highlights.
Supporting Entrepreneurship at Post-Secondary Institutions in the Southern Interior
March 8, 2022 – The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) has supported public post-secondary institutions (PSIs) in the Southern Interior of BC since 2008 with funding of over $7 million. With the launch of its new Strategic Plan in April 2021, funding is now being provided to encourage entrepreneurship and to support post-secondary institutions as they help businesses in the region hire local students and graduates.
Info Session & First Anniversary Celebration
New Funding for 23 Economic Development Projects in the Fall 2021 Funding Intake
December 15, 2021 – Communities in the Southern Interior of BC have some much-needed good news to cap off a year which has brought its share of hardship for this part of the province. The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) has just awarded over $620,000 in funding to support 23 projects that will help build and diversify the region`s economy, as part of its Fall Funding Intake. Project partners include local governments, First Nations and non-profit organizations in the Southern Interior.
Register now for the ‘Using Data to Your Advantage’ Webinar Series
December 1, 2021 – Presented by ETSI-BC and Community Futures East Kootenay, this series is for anyone in the Southern Interior of BC with an interest in learning how to find, analyze and present community and economic development data is welcome to attend this informative webinar series.
New Data Platform Supports Southern Interior Communities and Regional Districts
November 16, 2021 – More and more, local and regional governments are seeking to grow their local economy by attracting new talent, investment and businesses to their regions. Timely and relevant economic data is paramount for those making relocation and investment decisions. To support Southern Interior communities and Regional Districts, the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) recently launched a new data visualization tool which features key economic data for each of the nine Regional Districts in our service area.