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Kelowna Economic Development

About Kelowna

Kelowna is a city in the south of Canada’s British Columbia province. It’s in the Okanagan Valley, on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, surrounded by provincial parks, pine forest, vineyards, orchards and mountains. Its downtown area incorporates waterfront City Park and a lakeside cultural district. More than 20 local vineyards offer wine tours and tastings.

Kelowna Economic Development

Kelowna is Canada's most entrepreneurially friendly big city, according to the Canadian Federation of Business. Kelowna, the biggest municipality in British Columbia's interior, combines the finest of rural and urban lives into a single metropolis.

Manufacturing, tourism, aviation, agriculture, vineyards, and health care are all part of the city's broad economy. Quality post-secondary schools such as UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College, as well as over 15,000 full-time students, provide assistance to businesses. Kelowna is also home to the Kelowna General Hospital, the region's major healthcare center.

Kelowna also offers a flourishing arts and cultural scene, in addition to all of the outdoor activities that make the Central Okanagan a must-see tourist destination and a popular location to live. According to Accelerate Okanagan, Kelowna is home to over 600 technology firms with combined yearly revenue of more than $1.8 billion.

More information on Kelowna's appealing business climate may be found at Invest Kelowna, the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission's online hub for company development information, tools, and contacts.