Localizing prosperity and growing the local economy. That was the theme of a stopover from Joel Solomon.

He’s the chair and co-founder of Renewal Funds. And he was recently on the Island, visiting the Comox Valley and talking about the growth of local businesses as part of a #WeAreYQQ campaign and Comox Valley Chamber event.

He focused on some of the important things to remember when it comes to growing a local business.

Solomon adds he sees some big things for the Comox Valley & smaller communities.

He adds some other factors that come into play when it comes to growing a local business include quality of life, vision and leadership.