Investing in North Cowichan, British Columbia



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

Regional District:  Cowichan Valley

Located on Vancouver Island, the Municipality of North Cowichan spans 194 square kilometres, and is the largest municipality in the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD).  The community centres of North Cowichan are Chemainus, Crofton, Maple Bay and the South End inclusive of University Village.

With almost 29,000 people, North Cowichan is built on the fishing, mining and logging industries. Today the work continues with traditional and new industry taking advantage of all the area has to offer. 

North Cowichan’s economic foundation is diverse. Situated as an international vacation destination, we’re home to major industry, farming, high-tech and home-based businesses. Let’s talk. I want to know what I can do to assist your business in locating here.

           - Mayor Jon Lefebure


Community Size: 213.72 km²

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Established Information Technology, Digital Surveillance, Wi-Fi, Managed Services business

625 Hillside Ave Unit 4A, Victoria, BC, V8T4R9
An established multi-facetted Information Technology Business, providing Hardware sales, Managed Services, 24/7 support contracts province wide, Digital Surveillance, Hospitality WiFi / more. Also includes a 6 year established Philanthropy focused division, including elaborate events which have giv... continue

SEI Chemical Canada is a business for sale in BC.

SEI Chemical Canada

9401 Trans Canada Highway Chemainus, Chemainus, BC
SEI Chemical Canada is a private and stand-alone company that was established to commercialize, apply and exploit technology owned by affiliate companies Four Star Chemical, Betterbilt Chemical (owned by Four Star Chemical), SEI Chemical (wholly owned by Betterbilt Chemical), Mission Laboratories an... continue

Morgan Maples is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

Morgan Maples

9090 Trans-Canada Hwy, Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K4
Morgan Maples presents the opportunity for an investor to acquire 100% interest in a 21.53 acre development site located on Vancouver Island, south of Chemainus on the Trans Canada Highway. This property is zoned for a 115 lot modular home park and is a shovel ready with all plans in place.... continue

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TREK Wildland Services brings fire control expertise to Indonesia

British Columbia’s expertise in managing forest fires has led a B.C. company to win a contract to train workers in fire-plagued parts of Indonesia. TREK Wildland Services has trained 400 Indonesians in Sumatra and East Kalimantan to fight out-of-control forest fires using the Incident... continue

British Columbia Fish Processor Lands Multiple Deals from Seafood Expo

Hub City Fisheries, of Nanaimo, British Columbia, netted big rewards after attending the Seafood Expo North America event in the spring of 2014.  In the months following the show, the Vancouver Island-based value-added fish processor finalized several deals to supply fish destined for the U... continue