NDP MLA Paddon says double the funding for rural projects will help people in the Fraser Valley Regional District

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FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT – New Democrat MLA Kelli Paddon says that double the funding for B.C.’s newest economic diversification program will enable municipalities, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations to complete more projects in rural communities, including communities and First Nations in the Fraser Valley Regional District.

“Programs and initiatives that make way for economic development not only benefit people here once they become completed projects but will also lead to much-needed jobs in rural and First Nations communities. It’s always great when communities can tell us what they need and we can help fund such important and innovative infrastructure projects!” said Kelli Paddon, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent.

The Fraser Valley Regional District is receiving over $325,000 as part of the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) to promote economic diversification, clean economy opportunities and infrastructure development in rural B.C.

  • The Eco-Station Three Phase Power Initiative will is receiving $126,250.
  • The Soowhalie Development Initiative Phase 1 is receiving $100,000

The Skwah Economic Development Plan is receiving $100,000

The New Democrat government is investing $66 million this year to support over 200 local, rural projects. Building resilient economies is part of the Province’s work through the StrongerBC Economic Plan to build a strong and sustainable economy through clean and inclusive growth.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023JEDI0020-000476