Project Planning


EPG Victoria conducts planning studies for a variety of business development projects.  These projects are usually conducted for  businesses or for  economic development corporations.  Development planning projects are typically intended to provide recommendations based on an analysis of markets, trends and future outlook forecasts.  Specific work program steps vary among projects, but can involve some or all of the following tasks:
  • Define the problems or issues
  • Develop a project methodology
  • Conduct situation analysis
  • Conduct surveys of users (existing and potential)
  • Interview stakeholders
  • Analyze relevant trends
  • Conduct product-market match
  • Formulate conclusions and recommendations

The following projects have been conducted in British Columbia, Canada.

Noise Related Survey of Residents Adjacent to Roberts Bank Terminal (Port Metro Vancouver)
Methane Gas Economic Analysis (location confidential)
BC Highway Cattle Fencing Program Analysis and Economic Impact
South Nanaimo Industrial/Commercial Land Study
North Cowichan Industrial/Commercial Land Study
Operations and financial input to a hotel conversion project (Sidney, BC)
Economic Measures Analysis for BC Safety Authority Strategic Plan
Provincial Economic Outlook Forecast for BC Safety Authority Strategic Plan
Economic Impact Analysis of Residential Homes Sales in BC
Gorge Vale Golf Course Multiple Unit Residential Market Study (Victoria, BC)
Sidney Intermediate Care Facility Market Demand Analysis  (Victoria, BC)
British Columbia Safety Services Export Program: Feasibility Assessment and Plan
Mark’s Work Wearhouse Customer Survey (Victoria. BC)
Electric Equipment Program: Program Design and Business Plan (BC Safety Authority)
Program for Propane Pressure Vessels: Program Design and Business Plan (BC Safety Authority)
Retail Shopping Pattern Analysis (Sidney, BC)
User Manual:  How to Conduct a Community Retail Shopping Study
Regional District of Nanaimo Demographic, Population and Employment Trends
Gold Bridge/Bralorne Economic Development Strategy
Regional District of Nanaimo Growth Issues
Survey of New Housing Primary Space Heating Systems (British Columbia)
Natural Gas Market Potential Analysis (Vancouver Island, BC)
Analysis of the Greater Victoria Home-Based Business Sector
State of the Environment Report for British Columbia
Economic Impact of Federal and Provincial Government Employees on Victoria
Nanaimo Liquor Licensing Policy Study
Victoria/Oak Bay/Saanich Population and Employment Estimates By Traffic Zone
Project Pride Heritage Task Force Hearings – Logistics Coordination
Congregate Care Facility – Market and Financial Analysis (Victoria, BC)
Housing Features Comparison Between Arbutus Ridge and Victoria
Cowichan Valley Community Futures Development Strategy
Alberni-Clayoquot Community Futures Development Strategy
Port/Marina Development Study – Market and Economic Analysis