Port Alberni is experiencing a boom, thanks to the right leadership, revitalized economic partnerships and an increased interest in the city.
This Douglas roundtable was an opportunity to further discuss ideas explored in the February/March feature on Port Alberni: why businesses have chosen to open in or relocate to the city, how the Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations are significant players in the local economy and how the right collaborations are ensuring that Port Alberni can handle its growth.
Douglas editor Carla Sorrell moderated the discussion.
- Sharie Minions, Mayor of Port Alberni
- William T. Collins, Chairman, Cascadia Seaweed
- Gordon Dick, Tseshaht/Nuu-chah-nulth artist and master carver and founder, Ahtsik Gallery & Gordon Dick Studio
- Reana Miller, Communications & Client Services, BC Business Match, Community Futures