Sub-regional Economic Development Services

As part of the Cariboo Regional District’s commitment to community economic development, the CRD has established and administers several services to support economic and community development activities at a sub-regional level. These services are primarily funded through taxes levied from benefitting properties, based on the assessed residential property values. For many of these services, the CRD has entered into partnership agreements with local organizations, committing funds for the delivery of services which promote economic and community development.

North Cariboo Economic Development

The North Cariboo Economic Development function was established through Bylaw No. 2586 in 1992.  The purpose of the service is to provide funding support through contributions for economic development activities in the service area, including Electoral Areas A, B, C and I.

Tourism infrastructure, including public outhouses at Deserter Creek, Bouchie Lake and Milburn Lake west of Quesnel, and at Stanley Cemetery and Blessings Grave on Highway 26, are supported through maintenance agreements with a contractor (2018-2019), the Bouchie Lake Stewardship Society (2017-2019) and the Friends of Barkerville (2018-2020). The service also supports a tourism support and project-based agreement with the City of Quesnel for the Quesnel Visitor Information Centre (2018-2020) and with the North Cariboo Agricultural Advisory Committee (2018-2020).

South Cariboo Economic Development

The South Cariboo Economic Development service was originally established through Bylaw No. 3573 in 2000. In 2004, Bylaw No. 3878 limited the service to Electoral Areas G and L. In 2007, Bylaw No. 4312 added Electoral Area H back into the function. The service was created to support and promote economic development in the South Cariboo. This service is provided through project and service delivery-based agreements with the 100 Mile Development Corporation and South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce.

Currently, there are two contribution agreements in place with the Development Corporation to support the South Cariboo Tourism Marketing Strategy (2019-2021), and operations of the Visitor Information Centre (2017-2019). Agreements are also in place to make contributions to the 100 Mile House sani-dump (2019-2021), to support tourism infrastructure and an advertising agreement with the Rotary Club of 100 Mile House (2019-2023) for its mobile stage.

Area ‘D’ Economic Development

The Area D Economic Development Service was established through Bylaw No. 3855 in 2003. The service was created to encourage and support economic development activities for the benefit of Area D residents. Currently, the delivery strategy for the function is by means of contribution agreements with various local organizations to support their economic development initiatives.

Current agreements include contribution to the Revitalization Committee of the McLeese Lake Recreation Commission Society (2017-2019) for community revitalization activities in McLeese Lake, and a contribution to the McLeese Lake Farmer’s Market Association (2019-2021) to support the promotion and operation of the McLeese Lake Farmer’s Market.

Area F Economic Development

The Area F Economic Development function was established through Bylaw No. 3706 in 2002. The service was created to allow the Regional District to encourage and support economic development activities within Electoral Area F, which would facilitate investment by the private sector.

The service is provided through contracts for various economic development initiatives, which currently include a tourism support and project-based agreement with the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce, the Horsefly Board of Trade, the Likely Chamber of Commerce and the 150 Mile Greenbelt, Trail and Heritage Society (2018-2020).

Area J Economic Development

The Area J Economic Development function was established through Bylaw No. 5016 in 2016. The service was created to allow the Regional District to provide support for projects and activities that improve the local economic situation, including but not limited to, work in important sectors such as tourism, agriculture, natural resource development and the retention and attraction of businesses and residents.

Area K Economic Development

The Area K Economic Development function was established through Bylaw No. 5017 in 2016. The service was created to allow the Regional District to provide support for projects and activities that improve the local economic situation, including but not limited to, work in important sectors such as tourism, agriculture, natural resource development and the retention and attraction of businesses and residents.


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