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Economic Development - A Day in the Life
6.19.2018 | Invest Kelowna
When the powerhouse marketing team at Accelerate Okanagan invited me to takeover the @OKGNtech instagram account for the day, I jumped at the chance to show what a day in the life of local government economic development looks like. Here are some of the highlights.
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Innovative Institutions and the Future of the Talent Pipeline
6.7.2018 | Invest Kelowna
Repost from Raghwa Gopal, CEO, Accelerate Okanagan "What became clear is our institutions are working strategically and collaboratively to offer more access to more programs for more students. Both these institutions have made the conscious effort to evolve as partners, ensuring community and…
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COEDC Releases Economic Indicators Report for the 1st Quarter of 2018
5.2.2018 | Invest Kelowna
The Q1 period of January to March 2018 saw an increase in the Central Okanagan’s labour force participation of 1.7% and an average unemployment rate of 6.1%. The region saw 5,871 job postings in Q1 2018, supporting the growth in the region’s labour force, with the highest demand continuing to be in…
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Economic Development Commission - Celebrating 40 years of service excellence
5.1.2018 | Invest Kelowna
This year the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Economic Development Commission (COEDC) marks its 40th anniversary on May 1, 2018. With a broad range of programming the COEDC has supported the economic directives of the Regional District since May 1978.
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Okanagan Businesses Look to Europe for Export Opportunities
3.15.2018 | Invest Kelowna
When considering export opportunities, Okanagan companies often look south or east. While significant opportunities certainly exist in the United States and Asia, the recent trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, combined with economic prosperity and a strong Canadian brand in…
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Techstars Community Pilot Project
2.23.2018 | Invest Kelowna
Corie Griffiths, Director of the Central Okanagan Development Commision, shares her thoughts on the Techstars Community Pilot Project.
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COEDC Releases Economic Indicators Report for 4th Quarter of 2017
1.24.2018 | Invest Kelowna
In an effort to keep the public and business community informed on the economy of the region, The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Economic Development Commission (COEDC) - the Region’s primary business resource - releases a publically available quarterly Economic Indicators Report…
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4th Generation Farmer on a Mission to Grow the "Best Peaches Ever"
12.14.2017 | Invest Kelowna
From hosting school tours to community volunteering, the culture at Paynter’s Fruit Market is based on “connecting families back to the land and teaching people where their food comes from,” Jennay says. Its mission is “to provide a happy, local, friendly place for people to shop for fresh,…
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2018 COEDC Advisory Board Announcedd
12.5.2017 | Invest Kelowna
The COEDC has a 40+ member advisory body including key industry leaders representing various sectors.