The Salt Spring Economic Development Commission has a website called Opportunity Salt Spring. It is well designed and full of great information on starting a business on the island, growing and existing business or relocating to this wonderful community. The Chamber applauds their effort on this site to assist businesses to grow and prosper!
CRD Director Wayne McIntyre sees the new site as an opportunity to emphasize that Salt Spring is a great place to live and work both for our existing businesses and those who may be interested in starting one. “By establishing this kind of on-line presence we are able to enhance communication with entrepreneurs and provide them with the latest news as well as links to help simplify the process of creating and running an island-based business.” He adds, “The site will also be an excellent tool to attract new business to Salt Spring.”
The site will assist the venture minded by providing access to everything from key economic indicators, to what’s going on for business on the island, along with advice, training, grants, financing, and navigating the Salt Spring Island regulatory framework. The Salt Spring Chamber is proud to be working with the Salt Spring CEDC and fellow Gulf Island Chambers to support a strong local economy and cheer on small businesses and social enterprises!