Trade & Business
The Financial Post called the Central Okanagan the "Most Entreprising Region in Canada" in 2016. The region's 28,000 registered businesses would agree.
The Okanagan is the largest trading centre between Western Canada's two largest cities - Vancouver and Calgary - and is within reach of a larger regional market of 11.4 million customers.
The Kelowna International Airport serves nearly 2 million passengers annually with regular service to major Canadian and US transportation hubs as well as select international destinations.
Residents and businesses enjoy a financial advantage with the Central Okanagan’s competitive tax climate.
BC has the lowest provincial income taxes for individuals earning up to $121,000. Canadian federal government corporate taxes are some of the lowest among the G7 countries.
BC provides a suite of provincial tax credits and exemptions to encourage business investment and innovation. Find a summary of available credits in the profile.