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City of Port Alberni


The City of Port Alberni and the surrounding region thrived for several decades with an economy based on the management and processing of natural resources. The main industries were forestry, commercial fishing, and later tourism provided a more diverse economy.

Significant changes in international commodity markets and resource availability resulted in challenges for many parts of the world that depend on resource use. Port Alberni has responded to these challenges by developing an economy that is more diverse and flexible to changes in markets. The culture of organizations, including government, owners, managers and workers have accepted and embraced change to protect the values that make Port Alberni great and take advantage of new opportunities to make it better.