Economic Development Strategy

The Shuswap Economic Development Society (SEDS) is leading the creation of a new Economic Development Strategy. This will be used to shape our community’s future, and we want to hear from you! This strategy is being developed for SEDS to provide effective, strategic, and beneficial economic development services for Electoral Areas C (South Shuswap), D (Deep Creek/Salmon Valley/Falkland), and F (North Shuswap) within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.


Please click here to view our latest Project Update to see what we’ve been up to so far


Please click here to view our Draft Community Economic Profile that helps tell the story of what’s happening in our local economies


Earlier this year, we received 100s of your ideas on how our community can prosper over the next 5 years. Now we’re looking for your input again to prioritize some of those ideas and help identify the highest impact strategies for improving our local economy.


To fill out our survey, please click here or scan the QR code

We acknowledge and are grateful that this work is taking place on the Traditional, Ancestral, and Unceded Lands of the Secwepemec People.


The Economic Development Strategy will provide a 3–5 year roadmap of achievable goals and implementable actions towards the community’s vision of a diverse, resilient local economy. With your input, the Strategy will tackle questions like “What strengths do we have that we should build on? How do we keep our community attractive for families and young people, local businesses, and tourists alike? What kinds of jobs do we want to have in the future?”


This process will take place between June and December of 2022 and include four phases:

  • Phase 1: Where are we now? (Key Issues, Trends, and Priorities)
  • Phase 2: Where do we want to go? (Visioning and Objectives)
  • Phase 3: How do we get there? (Actions and Strategies)
  • Phase 4: Have we arrived? (Implementation and Monitoring)


Engagement will be key throughout the process to ensure that the Strategy is driven by the needs and values of Shuswap Areas C, D, and F residents, local First Nations, stakeholders, businesses, and leaders.


This work is being supported by a community planning consultant, EcoPlan International, in collaboration with SEDS Staff and Task Force.


If you’d like to continue contributing ideas for improving our local economy and be entered to win a prize, or see and rate what others’ have said, click here or scan the QR code below.

Stay tuned for project updates and opportunities to get involved.



Share your most important ideas for our local economy and be entered to win a prize. Click here to help shape the future or simply Scan the QR code below.

Stay tuned for project updates and opportunities to get involved.