The latest from the COEDC and friends

Better Earth Gardens and Tropicals - Cultivating a Family Business
5.2.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Harnessing ten years of greenhouse experience in Manning, AB, the Walisser family takes advantage of the Okanagan's long growing season to cultivate a multi-generational business.
4.30.2019 | Invest Kelowna
The Q1 Economic Indicators Report includes cumulative statistics for 10 key economic indicators for January to March 2019.
Accelerate Okanagan Agritech News
4.23.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Guest Post from Accelerate Okanagan. Shipping cherries overseas is a high stakes game – every container carries approximately $100,000 of fruit. International consumers are becoming increasingly picky and buyers will only accept high-quality cherries at port. Naomi DeLury, Knowledge and Technology…
Kelowna Free Graze Lamb - Young Farmers Look to the Future
4.15.2019 | Invest Kelowna
“It isn’t a conventional model of farming,” says Morin, “particularly in this area where there are so many multi-generational, old farm properties. But people have been great, including the neighbouring farms. They seem to want to help us which has us feeling quite grateful.”
Stewart Brothers Nurseries...Still growing since 1911
3.12.2019 | Invest Kelowna
When two brothers. Avtar and Kal Jhaj, immigrated from India in the early and late 70s and started working at Stewart Brothers Nurseries, which was owned by a local Irish-immigrant family and in operation since 1911, they had no idea they’d own and be expanding the business one day with their own…
A Booming Tech Sector and Urban, Resort Experiences Helps Kelowna Attract Tech Conferences
2.26.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Booming: that’s the best way to describe the growth of Kelowna’s technology sector. Fuelled by entrepreneurial spirit, innovative ideas, and a wealth of capital, tech is leading Kelowna’s fast-growing economy. A centre of excellence for gaming development, animation studios, medtech, agtech, and…
Announcing the 2019 OYP Collective Lineup
2.12.2019 | Invest Kelowna
Since 2010, the Okanagan Young Professionals Collective has been a flagship program of the COEDC and a nationally recognized best practice in the attraction and retention of young professionals. Now in its ninth year, we are excited to announce a revitalized 2019 program and introduce three new…
Announcing 2019 COEDC Advisory Council
1.23.2019 | Invest Kelowna
‚ÄčThe COEDC has a 40+ member advisory body including key industry leaders representing various sectors including: Aerospace, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Professional Services, Development, Technology and Tourism. The Advisory Board acts as a conduit of community and business…
COEDC Releases Economic Indicators Report for 3rd Quarter of 2018
11.1.2018 | Invest Kelowna
In an effort to keep the public and business community informed on the economy of the region, The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Economic Development Commission (COEDC) - the region’s primary business resource - releases a publicly available quarterly Economic Indicators Report highlighting…