Economic Development

With the goal of encouraging strategic investments and economic growth in priority sectors, the Economic Development Office works to build a dynamic, resilient, and supportive local business climate, as well as providing economic development expertise and business intelligence to internal staff and external stakeholders.

This work informs policy development, investment, and business decisions and is complemented by a range of programs and partnerships that support local sectors of our economy.

Economic Development Strategy

This Strategy will aim to leverage the progress, assets, and investments that have already been made in the District of Saanich and identify gaps that should be filled to create a diverse economy. The District’s strategic assets in the context of the Capital Regional District will be a prime focus of the Strategy, as is alignment with other municipal plans both existing and upcoming.


The scope of the work for the Strategy will be in 3 Stages occurring December 2022 to June 2023, that includes: