Who wants to live here?

Northwest governments partner on marketing plan to attract workforce, residents

Four area governments have come together to uncover a strategy of attracting and retaining work forces in the Northwest.

READ MORE: Jobs support called the key to area’s future

Business-walk surveys have highlighted the subject as a major issue in Terrace, Prince Rupert and Kitimat. The three municipalities, along with the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine, recently partnered to address the problem regionally, and have now retained a consultant to help begin the process.

Over the next few months Munro-Thompson Communications will determine a research-based approach for marketing the Northwest as an attractive location for working professionals and other potential residents.

READ MORE: National unemployment rate reaches lowest mark in 40 years

“Local business walk surveys…suggest that attraction and retention of employees is an issue facing local businesses and industry,” Paul Vendittelli, Prince Rupert’s manager of transportation and economic development said in a press release. “This plan is being developed to help meet these needs, and strengthen our regional economy.”

More to come.


 


quinn@terracestandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Kitimat registers biggest drop in property assessments

The residential property in the north with the highest value was $2.892 million

Former mayor Ray Brady passes away

“What I can say is that he was passionate about his beliefs and he would fight for them.”

CDC’s housing section looking for new home

CDC executive director says it has until Jan. 31 to move out.

Shames Mountain named one of the world’s Top 10 ski resorts

The UK magazine listed Shames alongside Whistler and hills in Italy, Japan and Austria

Who wants to live here?

Northwest governments partner on marketing plan to attract workforce, residents

B.C. boy denied $19,000-per-month drug to ease ‘crippling pain’ for 3rd time

Sooke mom Jillian Lanthier says son Landen Alexa has been forgotten about by Premier John Horgan

Senior randomly stabbed in B.C. mall food court

Woman arrested after victim, 71, suffers serious injuries

B.C. Liberal hopefuls begin final leadership push

Five MLAs, one outsider pitch policies to party members

Vancouver Island marijuana producer bought by Aphria in $230M deal

Aphria’s annual production forecast increases to 230,000 kgs

UPDATED: ‘Young, innocent’ teen hit during Vancouver shootout dies

15-year-old Coquitlam boy was in a car driving by the scene

Ontario man charged with selling Canadian’s usernames and passwords

Ontario man ran site that peddled billions of pieces of personal data: RCMP

Video: B.C. documentary features Okanagan ice climbing

First documentary for Penticton filmmaker captures elusive Okanagan ice climbing

David Emerson quits lumber talks as legal action begins

Former federal minister served as B.C. softwood trade point man

Singer of the Cranberries dead at 46

Her publicist says Dolores O’Riordan died suddenly Monday in London. The cause of death wasn’t immediately available.

Most Read