Investing in Merritt, British Columbia



Region:  Thompson/Okanagan

Regional District:  Thompson-Nicola

Located at the intersection of the key major transportation routes in the province, the City of Merritt offers access to efficient transportation and distribution, to training facilities, to a youthful labour force, and to an urban lifestyle in a country setting. But Merritt is so much more.

If you are looking for a long-term sustainable environment to grow your business, look no further than the City of Merritt. Merritt has significant “baby boomer” and “baby bounce” populations. Of the 7,113 strong population, 30% is under 25. Merritt has a diverse business community. With such a mix of experience and youth, the labour force can meet the long-term sustainable growth of YOUR business. But Merritt is so much more.

Economic Development for the City of Merritt is based on the vision, mission, guiding principles of the Official Community Plan (OCP). The Integrated Growth Strategy (IGS) provides planning directives for managed growth and development for the overall economic development of the City of Merritt. The Economic Development Action Plan assists to ensure "the City of Merritt is a progressive, attractive, economically viable city that is socially responsible and environmentally sustainable".


Community Size: 26.27 km²

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Nicola Lanes is a business for sale in BC.

Nicola Lanes

2076 Coutlee avenue, Merritt, BC
Commercial space in the downtown core of Merritt BC. Building is approximately 6500 sqft and has very open floor space. Parking lots across the road plus curb side directly in front. Security roll down door plus HVAC and hot water tank in place. Listed as building and land, current use does have... continue

Lindley Creek Rd

Lindley Creek Rd, Merritt, BC
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High Volume Greek Restaurant is a business for sale in BC.

High Volume Greek Restaurant

#315-546 St Paul Street, Kamloops, BC
ADDRESS DISPLAYED IS BROKER ADDRESS. CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT WILL NEED TO BE SIGNED PRIOR TO RELEASING LOCATION. This fully licensed Greek Restaurant has been a restaurant leader in its community for many years. Located in the Thompson / Okanagan region of BC, in a busy downtown area, this rest... continue

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Aboriginal Business and Investment Council finalized   VICTORIA - As the province attracts increased investment opportunities, the new Aboriginal Business and Investment Council is ready to help move projects forward that create jobs for families across... continue

A golden opportunity for the Stk’emlupsemc te Sewepemc Nation

Successful partnerships can strengthen communities, companies and regions. That’s certainly the case for the Stk’emlupsemc te Sewepemc Nation (SSN), which represents two member bands of the Secwepemc Nation that joined forces to pursue economic development opportunities in B.C.&rsquo... continue