May 20, 2021 – Nine recipients ranging from First Nations and municipalities to tourism associations and community-led societies throughout the Southern Interior of BC. have just been awarded a portion of $305,000 in funding for economic development projects from ETSI-BC – the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior. Funding ranged from $13K to the maximum of $50K. This tranche of funding was the first to be allocated as per ETSI-BC’s new Strategic Plan, which was launched on April 1, 2021.
ETSI-BC Funds 36 Positions to Assist Southern Interior Businesses and Communities with Economic Recovery
May 4, 2021 – The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC), has provided funding to 25 different business support organizations, local governments, and First Nations communities in BC’s Southern Interior through the Rural Business and Community Recovery (RBCR) Program. ETSI–BC, formerly known as the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) is helping deliver the RBCR Program throughout its region on behalf of the Province of BC. A total of $1.65 million has been provided to 25 communities and non-profit business support organizations.
March 31, 2021 – Communities and businesses in the Southern Interior will soon be receiving new support for economic recovery. ETSI–BC, the newly re-named Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (formerly SIDIT), announced today that it has selected the successful funding recipients of the Rural Business and Community Recovery (RBCR) Program.
March 10, 2021 – After 16 years as the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, we are pleased to share that from this day forward, SIDIT will be known as ETSI-BC, the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior.
February 19, 2021 – Today, SIDIT officially launched the Southern Interior Rural Business and Community Recovery (RBCR) program. With financial support from the Province of BC, SIDIT will be providing up to $1.5 million in grant funding to support rural communities and their business support organizations as they take on the challenging task of assisting with COVID-19 economic recovery.
November 19, 2020 - The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce announced today that Laurel Douglas has been named Business Leader of the Year for 2020. This prestigious award recognizes and celebrates Douglas, a longtime Kelowna non-profit and community leader, who has supported...