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Public asked to participate in economic development strategy

Saturday, March 6th, 2010 | 10:18 am

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The District of West Kelowna has launched a survey to gauge key issues, concerns and opportunities for economic development in West Kelowna.

Residents and businesspeople are encouraged to take the short 17-question online survey. Results of the survey will aid in the development of a West Kelowna Economic Development Strategy intended to strengthen economic development in the community.

“Council has placed the creation of an Economic Development Plan for West Kelowna as a top priority in this year’s strategic planning,” said Mayor Doug Findlater. “Our long-term objective is to recognize the economic development assets of the region and capitalize on unique opportunities to improve the economic viability of the community. This survey is the first step in establishing what residents and business people think of the current economic climate and what directions West Kelowna should take.”

The online survey is available immediately via the district’s website and participants have until March 31 to complete the survey.

The survey was developed for West Kelowna by Lion’s Gate Consulting working in conjunction with the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission.

The survey is one of many opportunities ahead for public consultation with plans underway for focus groups, interviews and planning workshops.

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