Investing in BC's Cariboo Region

Overview

Located in central B.C., the Cariboo region is an area of vast landscapes and outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. People who live here enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, and they participate in a wide range of recreational activities. These include fishing, boating, hiking and biking in the summer months and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

In the 1860s, the Cariboo was the centre of the gold rush, which brought prospectors from across North America eager to make their fortune by finding new gold deposits. Other entrepreneurs soon moved to the area to service the growing boomtowns. Today, resource-based industries such as mining and forestry continue to play a strong role in the area's economy.

The B.C. government forecasts an annual employment growth rate of 0.4 per cent in the Cariboo region to 2022. It is expected that there will be 30,300 job openings to 2022. The top employment growth industry is Construction.

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Community Size: 135,041.04 km²

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NOTE: Driving distances are measured using the road/ferry network starting with a key point in a community (e.g main office address).

 

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Recent opportunities in the area

RST Ranch! Over 700 Acres of Riverfront Prince George, BC

505 New Dale Road, Prince George, BC
The RST Angus Ranch has historically been comprised of 7 titles and +/- 2 miles of riverfront that worked together to a well-balanced and excellent Cattle operation.The Ranch consists 700+ acres with incredible views of the Fraser River. Ample pasture and hay fields on a super fertile loam soil, whi... continue

Simone's Bistro is a business for sale in BC.

Simone's Bistro

F 24 S 2ND AVENUE, Williams Lake, BC
F 24 S 2ND AVENUE, Williams Lake, BCListing Price: $39,000 MLS# C8018244Listing Agents:MICHELLE WONG – Horsefly RealtyContact: 250. 620. 3440 or info@michellewong.caVICTOR KHONG – Horsefly RealtyContact: 250. 620. 3440 or cariboorealtor@gmail.comSuper-cute coffee shop in the heart of Williams Lak... continue

Cariboo Mall is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Cariboo Mall

535 Cariboo Hwy, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E1
-39,708 SF of retail enclosed community mall -Major tenants include Red Apple, Fitness Centre, Rise & Grind Coffee, Dollars & Sense, Bank of Montreal, Pharmasave, True Value Hardware with sundry CRU space and shadow anchored by Safeway and LDB -Located on a 3.44-acre site along the Cariboo Hwy in th... continue

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Partnership benefits Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and Britco

Before Britco opened its Prince George office in April 2013, the company had few contacts in the town or with anyone in the booming construction sector. That all changed when the modular construction company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation... continue