NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says double the funding for rural projects will help people in Comox Valley

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COMOX VALLEY – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard 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 Comox Valley.

“Economic and infrastructure development helps open doors and make life better for residents of the Comox Valley, and investments such as these that advance projects like opening new campgrounds help to generate tourism and create jobs,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “I am so pleased to see this new funding coming to the Town of Comox and the K’ómoks Economic Development Corporation which will better the lives of our community.”

Comox Valley is receiving over one million in funding 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.

  • Town of Comox, $80,000
  • K’ómoks Economic Development Corporation, $1,000,000

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/28526