How will the data be used?

The lack of reliable population and visitor data impacts our ability to plan for the future of our community. This issue was identified as a significant challenge in developing several community projects. For example, not being able to accurately identify the number of people living in the community or forecast future population growth limits our ability to predict future housing or infrastructure needs, establish development cost charges, determine necessary policing levels, or plan for future transportation or tourism infrastructure needs.

This project allows us to use big data analytics to more accurately understand key population metrics for our community. Tourism stakeholders, the business community, and City staff will be better able to plan for the city’s future needs and to identify specific economic development opportunities. For example:

  • Tourism Revelstoke will know where visitors are coming from, and where they are not. They can then use this information to develop marketing resources and ensure their efforts are targeted appropriately.
  • Tourism providers can develop more, and better, activities and services in response to the demand.
  • The City will be able to accurately assess the demand for short term worker housing, and can develop an Action Plan to meet the demand.
  • Local businesses can ensure that the goods and services they provide align with the demographics of our visitors and residents.
  • The City will be better able to plan both transportation and tourism infrastructure.

It is our belief that the entire community will benefit from this project, as it will help the community to operate more efficiently, and be more sustainable and forward-thinking in our economic development efforts. 

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1. What is TELUS Insights?
2. What it is the Revelstoke TELUS Insights project?
3. Why is Revelstoke conducting this project?
4. Who is leading this project?
5. What about privacy?
6. What kind of data will be collected?
7. How will the data be used?
8. How will the City communicate the findings with the public?
9. What is the project timeline?
10. What are the next steps?