The latest from the COEDC and friends

The Link Between Economic Development & Entrepreneurial Startups
4.27.2016 | Invest Kelowna
This Guest Blog Is Courtesy Of Jeff Keen And The Okanagan Centre For Innovation. Communities that have long been economically dependent on traditional industries such as manufacturing and resources are being forced to look for alternative economic development initiatives to remain economically…
COEDC Launches Campaign To Attract Talent To The Okanagan
4.20.2016 | Invest Kelowna
The COEDC releases Make It Here web portal in tandem with Make Digital Media Here Events targeting Toronto based young professionals and companies
Kelowna CMA (Central Okanagan) Ranked As #1 Most Cost Effective City To Do Business In Pacific Region
4.13.2016 | Invest Kelowna
KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives Report released last week, ranks Kelowna CMA as the most cost competitive region to do business in the Pacific Region of North America and 11th in Canada. The study, published every two years, ranks over 100 global cities based on 26 key business cost components.…
Okanaganjobmatch.Com, an Online Job-Matching Platform Launched Today!
4.9.2016 | Invest Kelowna
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) is launching a new component of its Workforce Development Programming. Magnet is a skills-based, employment matching platform that will serve as a key tool for employers and job seekers throughout the Central Okanagan. A regional adoption…
2016 Advisory Board Announced
12.17.2015 | Invest Kelowna
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission has formally appointed its new Advisory Board for 2016.
Labour Market Challenges Significant For Central Okanagan Tourism Businesses
12.8.2015 | Invest Kelowna
Human Resources Business Walk To Tourism Businesses The second Business Walk in 2015 focussing on human resources issues within a specific industry sector was conducted by the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission November 2-6.   Of the 44 tourism businesses interviewed, almost three…
New Economic Profile For Agriculture Released
11.24.2015 | Invest Kelowna
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) has released the Region’s first Economic Profile for Agriculture – an online document aimed at supporting new and existing agricultural land owners in the Central Okanagan by providing access to a wide range of essential information and…
2015 Business Walk: 94% Of Central Okanagan Businesses Report Positive Environment
10.26.2015 | Invest Kelowna
Within a half-day blitz on October 1st, 65 business and civic leaders walked door-to-door and connected with 374 businesses throughout Lake Country, Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, West Kelowna and Peachland during the 2015 Central Okanagan Business Walk.   The businesses reported a generally…
Agri-Tourism Business Planning Program EOI
10.15.2015 | Invest Kelowna
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission is accepting applications for its Agri-Tourism Business Planning Program that will provide assistance to up to eight new or early-stage agri-tourism operators in the Central Okanagan Region.