Investing in BC's Nanaimo Regional District



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast



Community Size: 3,200.71 km²

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Carpet Cleaning Business is a business for sale in BC.

Carpet Cleaning Business

Confidential, Nanaimo, BC
Carpet care business operating in Nanaimo and surrounding areas over 14 years. Included in the price are 2 trucks, and 2 mounts, along with chemicals, and all cleaning equipment needed to hit the ground running. 14 year client list with contact info and sales data includes large corporate clients. A... continue

Dunsmuir Place is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

401 - Dunsmuir Place

495 Dunsmuir St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6B9
Unit 401 covers 1039 square feet and includes large open workspace with four private offices.... continue

Metaphysical Gift Store is a business for sale in BC.

Metaphysical Gift Store

#3 133-2 Ave West, Qualicum Beach, BC
Well established, turnkey, Metaphysical store for sale.@We are moving and unable to commute so must sell. The listed price is for all stock and shelving. New owner must fulfill current lease agreement@which expires October 2020.... continue

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Brazilian Tech Company Drawn to British Columbia

A Brazilian software development company has found the ideal location for expanding its operations – in Victoria, British Columbia. Founded in 2004, Daitan serves a global client base from multiple locations, including Campinas, Brazil and San Ramon, California. Now, the company has... continue

B.C. Cleantech Company Drives Fuel Efficiency in Trucking Industry

Sidney, B.C.-based Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc. is sparking interest and sales in North American trucking fleets. The company’s innovative new fuel enhancement system allows large diesel engines to burn fuel 10-25% more efficiently.   The system consists of a small box of... continue