Regional District: Thompson-Nicola
Increase your profits and efficiency by locating your business in Kamloops. It is the third largest city in British Columbia outside the Lower Mainland and the transportation hub of BC’s southern interior. The City and surrounding area offers an abundance of economic, social and lifestyle assets.
One of only two cities in Canada serviced by both national railways
Located at the intersection of Western Canada’s four major highways
Kamloops Airport (YKA) is one of the fastest growing regional airports, providing air service throughout North America with connections to virtually every part of the world
Close to major urban centres; Port of Vancouver a short haul away
Over 25 trucking and transport companies based in the Kamloops area
Ideal location for warehousing, distribution, industrial and technology centres
Selected “Best BC Interior City to Invest In” (Real Estate Investment Network)
Recognized as one of five best Micro Cities (population less than 100,000) to invest in (Foreign Direct Investment Magazine study 2009/10)
Proactive municipal government ensures fast processing of permits and licenses
Competitive development and business costs
Excellent new business start-up support and resources
Balanced corporate/personal tax structure
Diversified Economy & Strong Infrastructure
Site of regional and provincial head offices, manufacturers, exporters and specialty medical clinics
Excellent professional base of nationally recognized accounting, legal and financial services
Both residential and commercial building permits show healthy community growth
Adequate supply of affordable commercial real estate and industrial land
Reliable supply of affordable power and telecommunications
City-wide wireless internet access
Skilled & Educated Labour
Access to a well‐educated and skilled labour pool of more than 54,000 workers
Thompson Rivers University, Canada’s most comprehensive university, is located in Kamloops; it has over 25,000 students (on campus and distance/online) enrolled in over 25 disciplines, and approximately 2,000 graduates every year
Quality of Life
Hot dry summers, mild winters, and more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually
Within a one-hour drive of 200 lakes, provincial parks, 14 golf courses, and a world-class ski resort
Thriving cosmopolitan centre, rich in arts and culture, shopping and lifestyle amenities
Excellent health care, schools, affordable housing and safe
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1815 Rogers Place, Kamloops, BC
This licensed, full service, franchise seafood restaurant is part of a strong and well known brand across Canada that is known best for its@signature Fish @ Chips recipe. With recipes including seafood, shellfish, chicken, and pasta there is something for everyone on the menu.@ The franchise has a l...
275 Lansdowne St, Kamloops, BC, V2C
At 275 Lansdowne Street the Continental Building is a first class property in a prime downtown location. The building houses a mix of professional business offices with a focus on medical usage, including a medical clinic. Attractive tenant and visitor amenities include convenient covered parking an...
867 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC
This picture framing business has been operating for over 30 years, with 22 years in the current location. The business is located in a very busy shopping complex with an excellent street front appeal.@ Surrounded by restaurants, banks, grocery stores, insurance brokers, and many other retail shops,...
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