The Economic Development Commission is made up of the Regional Board Directors for the six electoral areas, as well as Stewart, Hazelton and New Hazelton.

Through the continuous research and the development and promotion of economic development activities, the Commission will support the economic viability of the region through targeted strategies. The Commission’s current strategic areas are:
1. Workforce and Resident Attraction
2. Community Infrastructure
3. Skills Training
4. Business Retention and Expansion
5. Tourism Marketing
Economic development thrives on the collaboration of businesses, community groups, support agencies, and all levels of government. If you are interested in learning more about our initiatives, accessing supports, or getting involved, contact the Economic Development Officer today.

Community Investment Portals
Current Initiatives

RDKS Economic Development is excited to launch “Love Stewart-Cassiar”, a ‘shop local’ program for businesses on Highway 37. This is a partnership with Love Northern BC, a program that increases the exposure of small businesses in rural BC.

For a $50 buy-in until October 1st, businesses along the Stewart-Cassiar Highway will get their own webpage on, a professional photography session to showcase you and your business, a professional write-up for your webpage, along with a ton of other perks.

Get involved in the Love Stewart-Cassiar community to have your business included in ‘shop-local’ promotions, marketing campaigns, and more.  See all the details.

You can sign up here, or by emailing