Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission on Our Okanagan:

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission is an agency of the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO).

Our role is to support growth and expansion of new and existing businesses in the Central Okanagan communities of Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna and Lake Country. We operate with a strategic business plan that includes community and business input. The services that we can provide are:

  • Referral assistance
  • Site selection services
  • Business information services
  • Economic analysis
  • Foreign Skilled Worker Program and BC PNP Assistance
  • Export assistance
  • Business Enhancement Program
  • Agricultural Support Program
  • Seminars
  • Foreign Direct investment support
  • Business advice

Our office provides information, statistics and resource materials and can connect businesses to the right people to support their industry objectives.

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Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission
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Address 1450 K.L.O. Road

Kelowna, BC
V1W 3Z4
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Phone (250) 469-6280
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Keywords
Economic Development, Business Services, Business Expansion and Growth, Statistics
Key Contact Robert Fine, Director Economic Development
Email info@investkelowna.com
Website www.investkelowna.com
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Description

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission is an agency of the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO).

Our role is to support growth and expansion of new and existing businesses in the Central Okanagan communities of Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna and Lake Country. We operate with a strategic business plan that includes community and business input. The services that we can provide are:

  • Referral assistance
  • Site selection services
  • Business information services
  • Economic analysis
  • Foreign Skilled Worker Program and BC PNP Assistance
  • Export assistance
  • Business Enhancement Program
  • Agricultural Support Program
  • Seminars
  • Foreign Direct investment support
  • Business advice

Our office provides information, statistics and resource materials and can connect businesses to the right people to support their industry objectives.

What We Offer

Agricultural Support Program

Agricultural Support Program - provides one?on?one support to agriculture?related businesses;  connects businesses with promotion &  marketing opportunities. Current projects include the development of an artisan  agriculture incubator facility at Fintry Farm and development of a local quality control and regulatory program to encourage world class quality in the production of fine food products.

 

 

Business Enhancement Program

Provides focused assistance to existing local business and new  business start?ups; providing one?on?one support, resources and assisting with business planning.

 

Export Program

Export Program provides one-on-one assistance to companies in the Central Okanagan to assess their export readiness.

 

Foreign Direct Investment Program

Foreign Direct Investment Program - provides assistance and support to companies seeking investment as well as providing assistance to companies looking to locate to the Central Okanagan. Contact Corie Griffiths for more information.

 

Foreign Skilled Worker Program & BC PNP Assistance

Provides information to Central Okanagan employers on how to hire foreign workers, assists foreign entrepreneurs with the BC Provincial Nominee Program and is the liaison with post secondary institutions in the Central Okanagan to facilitate opportunities to retain a skilled workforce in the Region. 

Contact Woody Cross at wcross@investkelowna.com or call (250) 826-3997.

 

metabridge

metabridge—an event series established to accelerate British Columbia Technology startups through connection and collaboration with companies in California's Silicon Valley. Contact Michael Blonde at mblonde@investkelowna.com or (250) 575-9272.

 

Okanagan Young Professionals

Okanagan Young Professionals - is an initiative that is uniting the Regions talent base and business community in order to cultivate a dynamic environment for individuals in their 20’s and 30’s. By fostering strategic partnerships with groups already active in this space, OYP adds value through team participation and strong advocacy throughout the Region. 

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