The Rising Economy 2022 conference is produced by South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP). SIPP launched in 2016 as a response to the last global recession when Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island lagged behind many of Canada’s other metro areas in economic recovery.
Today, SIPP and its partners represent one of Canada’s most collaborative economic development models. Our not-for-profit alliance includes local governments, First Nations, post-secondaries, industry associations and nonprofits, Chambers of Commerce and major employers.
We envision Greater Victoria as a globally fluent and resilient metropolitan city-region, full of potential and open to transformation. Our region represents a fusion of cultures and geographies, rooted in the traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples and connected to the rest of Canada, the Pacific Northwest and Asia-Pacific. Together, we take bold steps to nurture a more innovative, diversified, inclusive and sustainable economy.