Peace River Rural
Growth Impact ANalysis
The creation of an updated economic development strategy for Dawson Creek involved visioning workshops with City Council, consultation with local industry groups and business leaders, a well-received community survey, and a detailed assessment of priority initiatives and investment targets for the community.
The Dawson Creek economy is closely tied to the fortunes of the oil & gas sector, mining and agriculture. It has many advantages, including a young population, a high percentage of the local workforce with skilled trades and apprenticeship training, a recent high rate of new business incorporations, a diversity of affordable housing options (compared to larger urban centres), and an enviable mix of cultural and recreational assets for a community of its size, including the Encana Events Centre.