Region: Vancouver Island and Coast
Regional District: Powell River
Located on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, the Powell River Region offers a wonderful mixture of nature, culture and industry, and has become a hotspot for businesses, families and retirees relocating from centres across North America and the world.
The Powell River region’s chief exports are paper, lumber, crushed limestone, seafood, and value added products such as furniture and... Read More
The Powell River region’s chief exports are paper, lumber, crushed limestone, seafood, and value added products such as furniture and flooring. The region has been the recipient of a substantial amount of investment (approximately $1 billion) in the green energy sector with the construction of Alterra Power’s first two run-of-the-river hydro generating stations and the company has two more on the way. Powell River’s commercial sector has been growing rapidly with the addition of seven new national retailers over the past number of years and is being considered by a number of other chains as a place to invest.
The Powell River Region has a strong history of creating innovative partnerships to move projects forward for the betterment of the community. The City took a bold approach to reducing major industrial tax rates for Catalyst Paper Corporation ($18-million in savings) and in turn made a deal to take ownership of needed lands and assets. School District 47 and Vancouver Island University have partnered to create dual credit trades programs that have become a model for the rest of British Columbia. The City has partnered with the Sliammon First Nation and Catalyst Paper to form a Limited Partnership to sell surplus lands for redevelopment to create new jobs and tax revenues. These partnerships are just a few examples of how the community works in a cooperative manner to make things happen.
The Powell River area includes the municipality of Powell River, the rural Electoral Areas B and C of the Powell River Regional District, part of the Sechelt Indian Government District, and several Indian Reserves. It is equivalent to Statistics Canada's Powell River Census Agglomeration.
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10052 Malaspina Road, Powell River, BC
DESTINATION RESTAURANT @ CATERING BUSINESS - This well-established 157 seat restaurant is known for its delectable food, excellent service, stunning views and beautiful setting on a 1.83 acre property overlooking Okeover Inlet and Coastal Range mountains. Located just 10 minutes from the village of ...
Atlin Ave, Powell River, BC, V8A
Over 7,000 feet of lake frontage! 123 acres!!! This expansive development property is an absolute dream! Situated on Powell Lake, purchase and develop this property into beautiful lake front lots. 10 minutes from Powell River town centre and a short walk to the ocean, this fantastic property is one ...
4722 Marine Ave, Powell River, BC
Great Balls of Wool. Thriving@established successful and growing retail store/gallery.@ Unique!@ In business since 2010, owner retiring, turn-key operation.@ Strong local customer base with established reputation across Canada and beyond for wearable art clothing, inspirational designs and patterns....
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
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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