The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) through support of the Department of Foreign affairs and International Trade Canada has launched a newly designed and optimized website enabling the Central Okanagan to better provide and respond to inquiries about the region, as well as market the communities in the Central Okanagan to potential investors.

The new site designed by Acro Media Inc., Kelowna, is one of the most effective tools used by the COEDC to distribute information and respond to inquiries; the site contains links to a wide range of business climate and lifestyle information.

Click on Business and you'll find information on starting a business and tax incentives,Programs & Services to discover what the COEDC can do to help your business,Resources for access to statistical and other information useful in market research and business planning, government programs, information for foreign workers and entrepreneurs, business licenses and more.

“Anyone considering moving to the Okanagan for business purposes also looks for information on the community as part of their decision,” states Heather Schneider COEDC Chair, “Our new site not only provides extensive information required by investors or local businesses, it also provides links to key resources for community information, such as health care services, resources for child care, parks /recreation and arts/cultural information. Quick access to such information through our site will enable the COEDC to respond to inquiries more efficiently and effectively”.

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For more information please contact:

Robert Fine, Executive Director

Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission

Regional District of Central Okanagan

250-469-6280

rfine@investkelowna.com

Heather Schneider, Chair

Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission

hschneider@okanagan.bc.ca