Economic Development Select Committee
The Economic Development Select Committee was created in 2002 by the District of Mission. In 2003, the committee was provided with operating funds and delegated as the primary group to oversee economic development activities for the District of Mission. The committee was tasked primarily with implementing the District of Mission Economic Development Strategy, which included the hiring of an Economic Development Officer. Each committee member is individually appointed by Council for a two year term.
The mandate of the Economic Development Select Committee (EDSC) is to provide recommendations to Council on policies, procedures and strategic direction for the purposes of fostering and promoting economic growth within the District of Mission.
The Economic Development Select Committee is a Council appointed advisory body providing recommendations to Council on economic development priorities, policies and matters that will foster and enhance business growth in the community.
Advice to Council will focus on the following areas:
a. Business retention, expansion and attraction;
b. Industrial land expansion;
c. Competitiveness issues, policy and programs;
d. Marketing and promotional programs and activities;
e. Providing leadership on local business partnership initiatives; and
f. Other issues as requested or assigned by Council.