Interested in doing business or working in the Campbell River region? Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) has partnered with BC Hydro, Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA), and the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce to produce a Campbell River Major Projects Web Portal site. It is now up to the business community to take the lead and register with the site to promote all the business skills, trades, equipment and supplies that exist in Campbell River and surrounding area.
VIEA Director Rick Roberts says: “The Economic Alliance has been attracted to the concept of the major projects portal from the beginning as it combines a couple of key elements that we are passionate about, that is businesses and communities pooling resources for enhanced economic impact and the facilitation of business to business opportunities on and for Vancouver Island. Put simply, the portal is economic collaboration in action.”
To explore the Portal go to: http://CR.majorprojects.ca. The site profiles supplier databases and information on the John Hart project. Businesses who wish to register their company can find the “Register as a Supplier” box on the Portal Home Page, click on “read more” and follow the prompts. Businesses can view a project’s description and outline, including projected trade requirements and timelines. By making this information available, potentially years in advance of the actual awarding of the contract, local businesses are able to prepare and position themselves as an attractive resource to the prime contractor.
This website will help ensure maximum opportunity for Island-based services and materials contractors to gain business from this and other major projects on the Island in the future.