The Salt Spring Island Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is currently offering a program that supports small businesses in certain sectors that have the potential to grow. The following three sectors were selected because they are established and represent a good opportunity for individual and sector success. They are also close to our agricultural and creative roots and embody our collective dedication to all things “green”.
Food & Beverage Producers
Salt Spring has a long tradition of food growth and production. We want to encourage the growth of this sector, supporting our agricultural industry and encouraging value added processing.
There’s tremendous expertise on Salt Spring around traditional green services (typically energy conservation) but also more modern practices of green in everything we do. We’ll support this sector as it grows and foster the thought-leadership that can demonstrate green business is good business.
Craft & Lifestyle
Long known for our artists and artisans, we will support the range of products that might fit in this sector, such as: body products, craft objects, home décor items, clothing or other artisan products.