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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#6-5769 Turner Road, Nanaimo, BC
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340 Campbell St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 3G7
NAI Commercial CVI Ltd. is pleased to offer for sale this full two storey commercial building located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo. Positioned on 4 lots (totaling approximately 1 acre) this well-maintained building offers approximately 18,000 sq ft of leased premises. The popular and busy locati...
3-4286 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC
**OWN YOUR OWN Salon** This 900 sqft studio is strategically located on busy Departure Bay Rd at the entrance of Uplands Nanaimo. This is your chance to be your own boss! The salon holds five stylists chairs, three shower sinks, great product displays, a comfortable seating/waiting area, plenty of s...
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
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
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
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