Rural Economic Diversification Initiative of British Columbia
The Rural Economic Diversification Initiative of British Columbia (REDI-BC) is a joint initiative between Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) and Community Futures British Columbia, to encourage economic diversification in rural communities. From October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2012, Community Futures British Columbia provided $3 million in funding for projects submitted by its 34 affiliated Community Futures locations.
REDI-BC funds was used to support regional diversification projects. All projects funded by REDI-BC promoted long-term community economic sustainability, encourage resiliency in the face of change, and improved broad economic conditions.
The goals of this initiative were:
- To build rural economic diversification
- To enhance regional competitiveness
- To support community economic development strategies based on each region’s unique strengths and competitive advantages
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