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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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....
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 ...
6812 Alberni St., Powell River, BC
Over 8000 sq. ft. of prime retail commercial space@in downtown Powell River. Corner building with ocean views and great visibility with@a big public@parking lot at the back. The building currently has 4 separate units. The main floor includes a cafe/restaurant, a deli and a bulk food store with 2 ba...
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The system consists of a small box of... continue
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