Invest Victoria

  • Actively promote and attract new business investments – work with economic development groups to implement the Victoria 3.0 Recovery, Reinvention and Resilience Plan for businesses.
  • Bring people downtown – promote and expand the Downtown Ambassador program with the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) to increase eyes on the street to maintain a presence of safety for visitors, business, and residents.
  • Support youth in the economy
    • Implement a Youth Intern Program.
    • Engage youth on a regular basis to ensure their voices are heard.
  • Support Indigenous businesses
    • Re-start Indigenous Prosperity Gatherings
    • Create mentorship program for Indigenous business owners, in cooperation with local Nations, the DVBA and the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
  • Support newcomer businesses
    • Continue business info session at City Hall for newcomers
  • Tell and sell Victoria’s tech industry story
    • Continue the Talent Attraction and Retention Initiative.
    • Develop digital promotion strategy to expand global opportunities for local companies.
    • Create opportunities for local tech business to do business with municipalities, school boards, health regions and large companies.
  • Redevelop the Victoria Conference Centre
    • Support the redevelopment of a new centre based on the assessment in the existing Feasibility Study.
    • Secure funding for the redevelopment
  • Tourism
    • Develop a strategy, in consultation with Tourism Victoria and other stakeholders, to invest in tourism infrastructure.