Economic Partner Forum

Economic Partner Forum

The Economic Partner Forum provides a collaborative framework to share expertise, knowledge and resources in an effort to fulfill on economic development strategies, plans and actions. The group, through research and data insight exchange, helps inform new, and builds on existing, strategies and action plans. The Economic Partner Forum is integral to and aligned with the District’s annual planning cycle, identifies areas for District action, collaboration between partners, and actions to be led by partner organizations. The group also supports the Economic Leadership Team’s understanding of the local business climate, and associated opportunities and challenges.

View the full Terms of Reference here.

Economic Partner Forum Members

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Squamish Chamber of Commerce

The Squamish Chamber is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the community by actively supporting business, economic growth and economic diversification. The Chamber advocates for the interest of Squamish business, by providing beneficial member services and programs, and by working in partnership with other organizations.


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Tourism Squamish

Tourism Squamish are a great resource for information about Squamish activities, events, attractions, exclusive packages & accommodation.


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Squamish Nation

The Squamish Nation is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal peoples who lived in the present-day Greater Vancouver area; Gibson’s landing and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation have occupied and governed their territory since beyond recorded history.    


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Squamish Downtown BIA

The DSBIA’s long term goal is to diversify the downtown economy by attracting new businesses and people to the downtown core. The DSBIA collectively promotes and supports downtown businesses through communications, marketing campaigns and events.           


Province of British Columbia
Province of British Columbia

The Government of BC is made up of ministries, agencies and Crown corporations. We have partnered with the Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development.  


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WorkBC Sea to Sky

WorkBC in Squamish helps people find jobs, explore career options, and improve skills. WorkBC offers many services that make it the first stop for job seekers. Their expert staff are there to help people find all the free resources they need and to support them in their job search.      


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Capilano University

Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University enrols more than 10,000 students each year and offers 95 programs, including bachelor's degrees in areas as diverse as film, jazz, early childhood education and tourism management.


Community Futures Howe Sound

Community Futures is rural Canada's not-for-profit community economic development network helping entrepreneurs succeed with business loans, coaching, advice and resources.     


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Futurpreneur BC

Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.    


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Spring Activator

Spring is a global incubator, accelerator and advisory firm that helps impact entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders thrive. Spring acts as the driving force to help businesses with the right community, training, and mentorship programs.  


Squamish Food Policy Council

The Squamish Food Policy Council has a mission to ensure all members of Squamish have access to nutritious, safe, ecologically sustainable, and culturally appropriate food at all times. Their vision is that Squamish Valley food and agricultural lands are protected, and producer, processors. growers, foragers, and knowledge holders are supported.


UBC Faculty of Applied Science
UBC Faculty of Applied Science

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching. The Faculty of Applied Science comprises a unique constellation of disciplines. Their core purpose is to discover, design, innovate, provide unwavering top-tier education, and champion a community of responsible professionals. The university ranks among the top three universities in Canada and the top 20 in the world.



Sea to Sky Outdoor Adventure Recreation Enterprise is a not for profit, member driven network dedicated to building the strength and awareness of the Sea to Sky's Outdoor Recreation industry.