The latest from the COEDC and friends

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.
4th Annual Business Walk Is October 1st
9.22.2015 | Invest Kelowna
Award-Winning Program Focuses On Growth Solutions For Central Okanagan Businesses
How Kelowna Reinvented Itself
8.5.2015 | Invest Kelowna
Sure, it’s the heart of wine country and home to some of B.C.’s most spectacular natural wonders. And yes, retirees and tourists still come here in droves. But with a burgeoning tech sector, an acclaimed university and a boom in housing, the Okanagan’s biggest city is now taking on a decidedly…