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Tourist Visitor Survey Results
MIEDS conducted a visitor exit survey in 2015 with assistance from Parks Canada. Some initial results of this survey were shared at the Tourism Forum on September 19th. Initial findings include:
- 81% of visitors to Haida Gwaii are over 45 years old
- 52% of visitors are from BC, 20% are Albertan and 12% American
- ¾ of respondents have an annual income of over $40,000
- 30% of visitors spent $1,000 - $2,000 on the islands during their trip
The slideshow is available in the News and Reports section of our website. We hope that this information helps our local businesses and organizations in our efforts to support the tourism industry on islands. For further information, contact Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video Producers Wanted
We need high-quality video content to promote Haida Gwaii as a visitor destination. We are reviewing inital feedback from local video produciton firms, and developing an effective contract format. Contact us if you are interested in bidding on the contract.
Presenting the new HG Local Food Logo!
Looking for local food on Haida Gwaii is about to get easier. The new logo, designed by Dominic Legault, will help increase awareness of local products and producers. Signs, labels, stickers, and tote bags have been produced with funding from the Investment Agriculture Foundation (read the press release here).
MIEDS and the Graham Island East Coast Farmers Institute, look forward to seeing the new logo across the islands. Please contact us if you would like to use these materials on your products!
Contact Cameron Bell at email@example.com or 250-559-8050 for more information.
Wondering what MIEDS is doing? Read our newsletter!
The May edition of our quarterly newsletter includes brief updates on Haida Gwaii Tourism, Forestry Strategy, the Love Haida Gwaii Tradeshow, our AGM, and other MIEDS info. Take a look and contact us if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.
Our Annual General Meeting took place on April 19. The full agenda package, including detailed plans and reports, are posted here for public review. Check out the Summary for a quick snapshot of MIEDS' work last year.
What is MIEDS?
The Misty Isles Economic Development Society (MIEDS) was established in 2008 following the initialing of the Land Use Plan. A non-profit society dedicated to economic development, MIEDS represents the communities of Masset, Port Clements, Queen Charlotte, Sandspit, and SQCRD Area D (rural Graham Island). The organization was created to enable coordinated efforts between island communities and pursue joint economic development activities.
Economic development accords were signed by the communities and the Haida Nation, and represent shared economic development priorities that provide direction in moving our island communities forward (Economic Development Accord & Economic Development Understanding).
The MIEDS board is composed of representatives from the 5 communities. Board members for 2014-18 are: Andrew Merilees (Masset), Doug Daugert (Port Clements), Sabrina Frazier (Queen Charlotte), Mike Racz (Area D), and Bill Beldessi (Sandspit). MIEDS staff are Cameron Bell (Economic Development Officer), Mary Lou Von Niessen (Admin/Tourism Manager), Alissa MacMullin (Grant Writer).