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The Cortes Island Business and Tourism Association (CIBATA) has secured funding to develop a Local Economic Action Plan (LEAP)  to foster community economic development on Cortes Island 

The LEAP is a grassroots economic action plan which aims to engage the community in designing an economic strategy for Cortes, and identify economic priorities for the island over the next five years.

CIBATA was formed in 2012 as a not-for-profit organization to initiatiate holistic community development and economic development for local businesses. CIBATA supports activities and initiatives that promote sustainable business and the island as a whole.


Cortes Island Economic Plan Survey

What do you think will ensure that Cortes Island has a thriving community and economy in the future?

What priorities should we focus on and invest as a community?

Are there trends that concern you?

A survey was conducted on Cortes Island in 2017.

Check below our survey results.

2017 Cortes Island Economic Plan Survey

This survey was conducted on Cortes Island in 2017.


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!