Move Up Here wins BCEDA Award

March 6, 2019

The City of Fort St. John received the BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) Economic Development Marketing Innovation Award for the Move Up Here community recruitment program. 

Created in partnership with local businesses and organizations, the Move Up Here recruitment program ( assists in recruiting skilled professionals and their families to Fort St. John. The visually appealing materials and resources focused on the lifestyle of the north, the opportunities in the region, and the benefits of the area, are available for local businesses and organizations to use free of charge to assist in their recruiting efforts.

“To be recognized by the BCEDA for our Move Up Here recruitment program is a tremendous honour and speaks to the quality and effectiveness of the materials created,” stated Acting Mayor Lilia Hansen.

Local organizations or businesses wishing to utilize the Move Up Here program materials are encouraged to contact the Strategic Services department at 250-787-8150 or

About BCEDA (
The BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) is a professional association of economic development practitioners in the Province of BC. BCEDA currently has over 500 members from communities throughout the province. BCEDA provides services that help member communities grow and expand new and existing businesses, attract new business investments, and work towards strategic infrastructure investment, land use planning, and community enhancement.


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