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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For sale: up to 5600sq ft of commercial space - built to suit

2203 Dartmouth Dr, Penticton, BC
Business Centre expansion - 2 x 1277sq ft units available for purchase as a strata property.@Under construction now with an expected completion date of July 2018. Great access and customer parking. Units can be combined to create up to 5600sq ft including mezzanine. Square foot price of $250, which ... continue

Appliance Repair Business is a business for sale in BC.

Appliance Repair Business

2185 Voght Street, Po Box 59, Merritt, BC
For confidentiality the business address is Community Futures Nicola Valley. Name and location to be disclosed directly by existing owner by phone. Please call after 5:00pmThis business has been a family-owned and operated Appliance Repair Shop for over 36 years, servicing the needs of the Nicola Va... continue

Parker Ranch Merritt is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

CRU - Parker Ranch Merritt

2740 Forksdale Ave, Merritt, BC, V1K 1R9
Easily accessible by the Coquihalla Highway, the City of Merritt is a thriving community considered to be the primary stopping point for travelers between the Okanagan and Vancouver. Merritt is the hub for several major highway systems. The city has direct links to the Lower Mainland, to Kamloops, a... 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