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The Cortes Island Business & Tourism Association (CIBATA) is proud to release our 2018 Cortes Local Economic Action Plan (LEAP).  Initiated in 2016, after our 2015 Cortes Island Economic Development Forum, the LEAP plan is the result of 2 years of community engagement initiated by CIBATA members and the LEAP Community Steering Committee.

The purpose of the LEAP was to engage the community of Cortes in designing a community economic development strategy, and to identify economic priorities and actions for the island other the next five years.

In the coming months CIBATA members will be hosting a number of community workshops on island to share the key findings, recommendations and actions steps coming out of the report.  The full report can be viewed by clicking the link below.


We seek to create a grassroots Economic Action Plan that:

Engages the local community in the design of an Economic Strategy

Identifies and reviews key island, regional, national and global trends

Captures Community Input and Ideas

Sets out priority activities and investments for the next five years to benefit the island as a whole


Contact LEAP

If you have ideas that you would like to share or if you want to speak with a LEAP committee person; send us an email. We would love to hear from you!