ÉCONOMUSÉE® Artisans at Work British Columbia
In British Columbia, the Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique (SDÉ) is the catalyst for the initiative ÉCONOMUSÉE® British Columbia Artisans at Work .
SDÉ is a provincial, nonprofit organization established to represent the economic interests of the francophone business community by supporting business development, distributing pertinent information and encouraging entrepreneurial activity.
SDÉ aims to facilitate the economic growth of rural communities in B.C. through the implementation of the ÉCONOMUSÉE® model. This concept promotes traditional artisans and agri-food processors as viable, profitable businesses that contribute to sustainable communities, cultural tourism and regional economic development.
SDÉ acts as overall project manager for the Économusée® initiative. The SDE team works with each destination to ensure an excellent visitor experience. Two committees with representatives from cultural, tourism, academia, agricultural and economic development sectors, contribute their professional expertise and support the vision.