Major Project Website - Statement of Goals
The Campbell River and District Chamber of Commerce has developed this Major Projects website to function as a one-stop, community resource centre to maximize the economic opportunities that come with major construction projects in the area.
It is a 'web window of opportunity’ that showcases local businesses for major project proponents and contractors seeking local services.
This Portal is a significant innovation in support of the Chamber’s goal of bringing value and relevance to its members by facilitating business retention and growth.
Specific Goals Include:
- Initially informing major project proponents of the existing local services, suppliers and workforce available as they develop their procurement strategies in response to requests for proposals;
- Encouraging major project prime contractors to engage local suppliers of materials, equipment, expertise and labour and to help them more efficiently design their procurement strategies using an industry-friendly coding system and a searchable database;
- Encouraging local businesses to create targeted profiles highlighting their materials, equipment, expertise and labour for the benefit of bid proponents and prime contractors;
- Engaging the community regarding the opportunities related to major construction projects in Campbell River and how these enhance job creation, skilled workforce attraction and retention and infrastructure;
- Creating opportunities to profile local organizations that are community resources for economic and workforce development and encourage a business friendly environment;
- Providing timely and accurate project information to local suppliers to help them prepare for, and respond to, opportunities associated with major projects;
- Helping the local workforce be fully aware of opportunities that arise from these major projects, including training and workforce development opportunities that exist within the community;
- Highlighting the services available to Campbell River businesses through our site partners.