Series 279 - Economic Development Officer's subject files

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Economic Development Officer's subject files

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  • 1984-1995, predominant 1987-1991 (Creation)
    Richmond (B.C.). Economic Development Officer

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80 cm of textual records;58 photographs;2 plans;1 map

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([19-] -)

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Series consists of records created by the Economic Development Officer (also known as the Business Development Officer) from the inception of the position in the municipal government. Series contains records documenting the establishment of the position and its mandate; economic development strategies; work of the city's Economic Development Advisory Committee; the establishment of Business Improvement Areas (downtown and Steveston) in Richmond; interaction and cooperation with the federal and provincial governments and the Greater Vancouver Vancouver Regional District; funding for and cooperation with community groups including the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, the Richmond Town Centre Business Association, and the Richmond Farmers' Institute; inquiries by companies relating to establishing businesses or offices in Richmond; Asian trade missions and delegations; initiatives to enhance tourism; twinning programs, including proposed twinning with a city in China through a program sponsored by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and exchanges and economic development activities with Wakayama, Richmond's sister city in Japan. Includes files relating to the Richmond Science and Technology Awareness Committee and of Science and Technology Awareness Week events.

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Records not classified according to Uniform File Classification System. Arrangement reflects the subject-based nature of the original organization of the records, where for some files, consecutive numerics were used without regard for any formal classification, and where for other files, no numbering system was originally applied. The latter files have been numbered sequentially with the prefix "UNCL" by the Archivist according to alphabetic order of file titles.

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Some of the records are in Japanese

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Access to files containing confidential correspondence may be restricted.

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BCAUL control number: CRICH-SER-562

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