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.

The District of Saanich is seeking Information and Expressions of Interest from a party willing to provide or develop a facility for the Saanich Food Hub (SFH) in the District of Saanich. The SFH is a regional collaborative project that focuses on expanding the local agri-food economy and strengthening the food system. The Hub will act as a catalyst to connect many players along the food and agriculture value chain. The SFH will offer facilities, equipment, and services that are currently missing from the value chain, including food processing, storage, distribution, and product development support.

Download the request for Information and Expression of Interest [PDF - 168 KB] for the Saanich Food Hub.

Contact Mitchell Edgar, Economic Development Manager at 250-475-5437 or with any questions. The Deadline for submissions is March 13, 2023 at 3 p.m.

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: