George Hanson

Island Economic Alliance hires new president

Five years into its mandate to assist regional economic development of Vancouver Island, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance has a new president

Five years into its mandate to assist regional economic development of Vancouver Island, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance has a new president.

Well known for his achievements in community, organizational and economic development, George Hansen brings a wealth of experience along with a reputation for getting things done and making a difference. As managing partner of Clayton Consulting he has consulted for corporations, community organizations, professional associations, district, municipal, provincial and federal governments. He led a comprehensive urban renewal project in downtown Nanaimo to considerable award-winning success – attracting significant business and redevelopment investment. Since 2008 he has been development manager for InSight Developments, one of the premier development companies in the region .

Hanson has served on numerous community committees and volunteer boards. He is presently a member of the board of directors for the Oceanside Development and Construction Association and a founding member of YES Nanaimo. He is a former two-term president of the Business Improvement Areas of British Columbia.

Hanson is a long-time advocate for collaborative approaches to regional economic and community development and widely regarded for his combination of visionary persistence and business pragmatism. His first tasks as the new VIEA President will be to guide the fifth annual State of the Island Economic Summit to success in October and to continue to promote Vancouver Island.


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