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Young Entrepreneur Competition Results
5.26.2016 | Invest Kelowna
The winners of the 2016 “Dragons’ Den Edition” of the Young Entrepreneur Competition were announced at an Awards event held at Okanagan College May 24th.
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Labor Market Softens For Central Okanagan Manufacturers Despite 90% Describing Business As Steady Or Growing
5.13.2016 | Invest Kelowna
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) conducted its first Business Walk of 2016 with manufacturing and aerospace companies April 18-22. Of the 40 companies interviewed, 35% of the businesses rated their current environment as fair or steady and 55% as positive or growing,…
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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…
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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
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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.…
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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…
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2016 Advisory Board Announced
12.17.2015 | Invest Kelowna
The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission has formally appointed its new Advisory Board for 2016.
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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…
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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…