Applications now being accepted for Rural Business and Community Recovery Regional Business Liaison program

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

Prince George, B.C.

Northern Development announced today that it is inviting applications to the Rural Business and Community Recovery (RBCR) Regional Business Liaison program.

This program provides a financial incentive to encourage Community Futures Development Corporations, local and Indigenous governments, or economic development entities to hire locally based talent to provide business support services for the region. These services include supporting economic re-development for rural businesses and communities impacted by forest policy changes and other impacts to the forest sector by providing direct one-on-one advisory services.   

This program is possible thanks to a $1.5 million investment from the Province of B.C. which will support up to 15 regional business liaison positions throughout Northern B.C. for a one-year term.

Northern Development will approve Regional Business Liaison funding applications within three weeks of the application intake deadline.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on Friday, April 28, 2023, to be considered for funding.

For more information on the program including eligibility requirements, please visit our website.


Felicia Magee, Director Economic Development, Northern Development Initiative Trust
“We are very pleased to have this program up and running. Our team is excited to work with applicants to ensure our businesses and communities in the North receive the supports they need to succeed.”