The federal government has granted Foreign Trade Zone Point designation (FTZ-VI) to the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance. The FTZ Point is a single point of access to government support to solve import/export issues. It includes duty-relief on some imported goods. viea.ca
Along with being the time of Thanksgiving, October is Small Business Month, a time to be thankful for the important contributions of entrepreneurs to the B.C. economy — and their local communities. Check your local chamber for opportunities to network with other small-business owners.
Smart businesses will want to read Victoria Vital Signs. Published annually by the Victoria Foundation and launched Oct. 2, this must-read community check-up measures the region’s vitality, flags concerns and supports action on critical issues. victoriafoundation.bc.ca
This article is from the October/November 2018 issue of Douglas