Victoria 3.0 - Pivoting to a Higher Value Economy

Economic Action Plan

This fall, we are creating Victoria’s second economic action plan. We are seeking input from people who do business in our community to help develop a plan which will be presented to City Council in January 2020 and implemented over the next five to 20 years.

Our plan will position Victoria as an attractive place to invest and to start and grow a business. We’re doing this because: 

  • We want high-value jobs for Victorians in a global economy with a rapid pace of change
  • Automation is on the rise and we want to be future ready
  • Inclusion and diversity are key to a strong economy and a healthy community
  • There is ample economic opportunity and job-creation potential in responding to the climate crisis 

Here’s where we’re going: As the Capital City, Victoria is a future ready, globally fluent, influencer and innovator. We are using our status as a small powerhouse to create high-value jobs and build a high-value economy that meet our needs now and anticipates the future. 

All roundtables will be held at City Hall and facilitated by Mayor Helps. In order to cross pollinate (and to cut down on the number of meetings!) we’ve batched two topics together per roundtable. Please sign up using Eventbrite for the roundtables you’d like to attend. Please give some thought to the discussion questions in advance. If you’re interested in reading this background piece, 10 Traits of Globally Fluent Metro Areas, please feel free to do so.

Roundtables at City Hall

Tech, Advanced Education Research and Development - Monday, October 7, 5-7 p.m.
Indigenous and Newcomer Businesses - Tuesday, October 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Ocean Futures Cluster Development - Friday, October 25, 1-3 p.m.
Neighbourhood Business and Social Enterprise - Tuesday, November 5, 12:30-2 p.m.
Small Business and Finance - Wednesday, November 20, 6-8 p.m.
Youth Roundtable - Monday, November 25, 4:30pm-6:30pm.