Community Economic Development

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is committed to supporting economic growth and stability throughout the Cariboo Chilcotin. Economic development, from a local government perspective, involves creating the right conditions that allow the private sector to make better and more productive use of the available resources to create sustainable, well-paying employment under local control and ownership, which will in turn facilitate the offering of socially benefiting services. In order to achieve these conditions, the CRD works to collaborate with and facilitate connections between various regional stakeholders including our member municipalities, community groups, First Nations, small business, and industry to ensure that the Cariboo Region continues to remain a desirable place to live, work and invest.

Through the CRD’s community economic development services, we also work to encourage and provide capacity support to community-led development initiatives that improve the quality of life, livability, and tourism potential of our rural communities and member municipalities. The CRD’s community economic development services are delivered through the Community Services department.

Regional Economic/Community Development Officer

In order to provide leadership in regional and sub-regional community economic development and to assist regional stakeholders in their economic and community development objectives, the CRD has created the position of Regional Economic/Community Development Officer. Among other things, this individual acts a primary contact within the CRD for industrial and business inquiries, assists community groups in researching and accessing funding for priority projects, and takes the lead on developing and initiating regional and sub-regional economic development projects and programs for the benefit of Cariboo residents. This position is funded in part through the Northern Development Initiative Trust’s Economic Development Capacity Building program.


Miriam Schilling
Regional Economic & Community Development Officer
250-392-3351  |   1-800-665-1635

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