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Economic Support & Resources

District of Hudson's Hope
Economic Development

Economic Development Capacity Building Grant Program

Northern Development Initiative Trust

The Economic Development Capacity Building program provides a financial incentive for local governments to hire and maintain an Economic Development Officer (EDO) OR to pursue economic development activities.


Up to $50,000

Application Period

March, 2025
Intake Period:
Annually November-March.

Eligible Applicants

Local Governments

Project Examples
  • Staff or contract wages to support an economic development position where economic development is at least 50% of the workload 

  • Economic development planning 

  • Developing plans and strategies 

  • Conducting applied research and analysis to support planning/priority setting 

  • Economic development implementation 

  • Sector development and economic diversification 

  • Marketing and promotion 

  • Business retention and expansion 

  • Business and investor hosting (maximum $5,000)

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