The Economic Development & Tourism Office coordinates and delivers both economic development and tourism activities. For more information on tourism, please click here.
About Us: What We Do
The activities of the Economic Development Office are intended to encourage community growth and investment through active partnerships, collaboration and program development while serving the taxpayers of West Kelowna in an efficient manner.
Examples of projects and programs include the promotion of the community at trade shows, monthly business visits and the development of existing business clusters.
Solutions For Success
The Economic Development Office provides services to existing and new businesses to help them locate, grow and invest in West Kelowna. From marketing a small family-owned business to site selection for a large corporation, the Economic Development Office can assist you, and make sure you have the resources you need at your fingertips.
Confidential services include providing community and professional introductions, development application support and when possible, linking businesses to regional, provincial and national programs.
The office also works with businesses to build relationships with the wide variety of community and regional groups including the Greater Westside Board of Trade, Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, Community Futures and Business Development Bank of Canada.
The Economic Development Office strives to ensure local entrepreneurs, small-based business and established companies have a positive West Kelowna experience with the right connections for success.
Government agencies and community organizations also offer a variety of online resources to assist businesses. Navigate to our Links For Your Business page for more information.