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Business Leaders Headed Door To Door October 5th & 6th To Listen To Small Business Owners
10.4.2016 | Invest Kelowna
Since the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) introduced the Business Walk to Canada in 2012, the program has become a model for more than 75 communities in BC and Alberta which have since conducted Business Walks.
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What Will Kelowna's Workforce Look Like In 25 Years?
8.29.2016 | Invest Kelowna
Krista Mallory, Business Development Officer for the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, shares her thoughts on the future of the community's workforce. What is the current state of the workforce in Kelowna?
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Central Okanagan Professional Services Sector Thriving
8.15.2016 | Invest Kelowna
The Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (PST) sector is one of the region’s fastest growing sectors and a source of mainly full time, year-round positions. Many of the professional services companies visited provided information not only on their own companies, but information on trends,…
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COEDC Recognized As Best Of The Best In B.C.
6.15.2016 | Invest Kelowna
The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) announced the winners of the 2016 B.C. Economic Development Awards at BCEDA’s 2016 BC Economic Summit June 14 in Richmond, B.C.
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Promotional Video - Make It Here - Available For Central Okanagan Companies To Use
5.27.2016 | Invest Kelowna
On its continued support for the local business community and efforts around attraction and retention of new and innovative companies, the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) led the creation of the Make it Here brand and video in the fall of 2014. 
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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