Investing in Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast

Regional District:  Nanaimo

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean Nanaimo is a 20 minute flight from downtown Vancouver or a 1.35 hour ferry ride. The economic hub of  Central and North Vancouver Island, Nanaimo boasts both a vibrant business community and exceptional quality of life.

Businesses choose to locate in Nanaimo because of the cost efficiencies and a complete range of telecommunications services. The city offers a skilled and motivated workforce, technological infrastructure and easy access to the world. This welcoming region of over 156,000 people is proud of their recreational facilities, community support, and the region’s natural beauty. Nanaimo is the fifth fastest growing urban centre in British Columbia (2016 Census).

Learn more about the competitive advantages making Nanaimo one of the most desirable, livable city in North America.

The Nanaimo area includes the municipalities of Nanaimo and Lantzville, the rural Electoral Areas A and C of the Nanaimo Regional District, and several Indian Reserves. It is equivalent to Statistics Canada's Nanaimo Census Agglomeration.

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Community Size: 122.19 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

Highly profitable long running restaurant is a business for sale in BC.

Highly profitable long running restaurant

398 Bruce Ave, Nanaimo, BC
A once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase one of the biggest independent names in town. With sales over one million per year and near that for the past 15 years and great cash flow with impressive balance sheets this business is a must see. Successfully operated for over 27 years and now offered ... continue

6535 Metral Dr is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

6535 Metral Dr

6535 Metral Dr, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 2L9
Located in the busy Metral Drive shopping area of North Nanaimo, this exceptional property is surrounded by some of the most popular retail outlets I the City.... continue

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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

 
 
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

 
 
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