About the Emerging Sector Roadmap and Action Plan

In 2020, District of Squamish Economic Development unveiled a strategic roadmap and action plan that provides the District and its stakeholders with tactics, timelines and ideas for emerging sector development. The plan was endorsed by Squamish Council in June 2020, and is currently being implemented by the District, with support from local and regional partners.

Our vision is for Squamish to be a business destination known for its creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We are excited to move towards this vision together.

Read the Plan

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Opportunities for Engagement

Emerging Sector Action Plan Workshops

Join us for an upcoming web-based workshop series to help us advance the Emerging Sector Roadmap and Action Plan. This is your opportunity to have your voice heard and collaborate with your peers and community members as we follow the Roadmap to develop a vibrant, cluster-based innovation economy in the District of Squamish.

The workshop series includes the following sessions. We encourage participants to attend all three in the series, as each workshop will build progressively as we advance through the series.

1. Visioning & Ecosystem Mapping: Wednesday, October 28, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

2. Attend your choice of either workshop, or attend both:

(a) Green Economy Visioning & Ecosystem Mapping: Thursday, November 5, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

(b) Outdoor Recreation Visioning & Ecosystem Mapping: Thursday, November 12, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

3. Ecosystem Development: Thursday, November 19, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Register for the workshop series!


About the Green Economy Theme Area

The Green Economy theme encompasses activities that aim to reduce environmental risks, ameliorate ecological scarcities, and support sustainable development without degrading the environment. For Squamish, the activities that emerged as priority opportunities under the Green Economy theme include green building and construction technologies, efficiency and renewable energy technologies, agrifood and agritech.

Green Economy Profile

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About the Outdoor Recreation Theme Area

Outdoor recreation activities are supported by an increasingly diverse cluster of companies, from consumer products to business services, to green initiatives. Within the Outdoor Recreation theme for Squamish, the Roadmap highlights key opportunities in recreation and sports product innovation, and adventure-based digital media and film.

Outdoor Recreation Profile

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