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
Syncra

Commercial Building for sale or lease on 1 acre

894 1st Ave, McBride, BC, V0J2E0
Building for Sale or Lease on 1 acre in the Village of McBride, zoned Light Industrial - $200,000. Sawmill equipment negotiable.... continue

Large Commercial Lot! is a business for sale in BC.

Large Commercial Lot!

Lot B Beavan Cres, Valemount, BC
Large Commercial Lot! Over 1.59 acres lot located at the end of busy 5th Ave in Valemount BC with additional frontage on Beavan Crescent. Zoned C-3 Service Commercial giving loads of opportunity for a new business venture. Owners may consider leasing the property. Call for more details!... continue


Powar Holdings

1375 2 Avenue, Prince George, BC, V2L
*This space was a former a restaurant (Kelly O' Bryans)- has a hook up for gas appliances. * Going through a major renovations- new floors/ carpets etc. (your chance to pick your colors/ design) * can be used for office and retail space/ if needed, space can be extended. * contact Dave Powar (250) 5... 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