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Better Earth Gardens and Tropicals - Cultivating a Family Business
5.2.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Harnessing ten years of greenhouse experience in Manning, AB, the Walisser family takes advantage of the Okanagan's long growing season to cultivate a multi-generational business.
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COEDC RELEASES ECONOMIC INDICATORS REPORT FOR 1st QUARTER OF 2019
4.30.2019 | Invest Kelowna
The Q1 Economic Indicators Report includes cumulative statistics for 10 key economic indicators for January to March 2019.
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Accelerate Okanagan Agritech News
4.23.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Guest Post from Accelerate Okanagan. Shipping cherries overseas is a high stakes game – every container carries approximately $100,000 of fruit. International consumers are becoming increasingly picky and buyers will only accept high-quality cherries at port. Naomi DeLury, Knowledge and Technology…
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Kelowna Free Graze Lamb - Young Farmers Look to the Future
4.15.2019 | Invest Kelowna
“It isn’t a conventional model of farming,” says Morin, “particularly in this area where there are so many multi-generational, old farm properties. But people have been great, including the neighbouring farms. They seem to want to help us which has us feeling quite grateful.”
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Stewart Brothers Nurseries...Still growing since 1911
3.12.2019 | Invest Kelowna
When two brothers. Avtar and Kal Jhaj, immigrated from India in the early and late 70s and started working at Stewart Brothers Nurseries, which was owned by a local Irish-immigrant family and in operation since 1911, they had no idea they’d own and be expanding the business one day with their own…
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A Booming Tech Sector and Urban, Resort Experiences Helps Kelowna Attract Tech Conferences
2.26.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Booming: that’s the best way to describe the growth of Kelowna’s technology sector. Fuelled by entrepreneurial spirit, innovative ideas, and a wealth of capital, tech is leading Kelowna’s fast-growing economy. A centre of excellence for gaming development, animation studios, medtech, agtech, and…
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Announcing the 2019 OYP Collective Lineup
2.12.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Since 2010, the Okanagan Young Professionals Collective has been a flagship program of the COEDC and a nationally recognized best practice in the attraction and retention of young professionals. Now in its ninth year, we are excited to announce a revitalized 2019 program and introduce three new…
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Announcing 2019 COEDC Advisory Council
1.23.2019 | Invest Kelowna
‚ÄčThe COEDC has a 40+ member advisory body including key industry leaders representing various sectors including: Aerospace, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Professional Services, Development, Technology and Tourism. The Advisory Board acts as a conduit of community and business…
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COEDC Releases Economic Indicators Report for 3rd Quarter of 2018
11.1.2018 | 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 publicly available quarterly Economic Indicators Report highlighting…