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About the SPEDC

The SPEDC is an economic development commission established by the municipalities and rural areas of the South Peace region of the Peace River Regional District. We were established and given core funding through an economic development bylaw and thus are formally supported by the municipalities of Pouce Coupe, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge, as well as Area 'D' and 'E' of the Peace River Regional District.

Mission Statement

The SPEDC is active in facilitating, aggregating and distributing information to governments and stakeholders. We develop partnerships and leverage internal resources from government and the private sectors in such a way as to advance the economic development interests of the region. Core program areas include promoting and marketing the South Peace region, attracting new businesses and investment, helping workers and families, and helping existing businesses and entrepreneurs strengthen and expand their operations.

The SPEDC works with member municipalities and the Regional District in serving stakeholders dedicated to pursuing community, social and economic development in the South Peace. These stakeholders may include businesses, community organizations, residents and First Nations.