Community Economic Development

Village of Ashcroft

Centrally located in the southern interior of B.C., the Village of Ashcroft is home to a diversified economy built on mining, agriculture, ranching, tourism, and more recently, with the development and expansion of the Ashcroft Terminal, transportation and logistics.

Michelle Allen
Chief Administrative Officer
P.O. Box 129
Ashcroft, B.C.
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1-250-453-9161 or 1-877-453-9161

District of Barriere

The District of Barriere is partially driven by the forest industry, however, other industries which serve the community are tourism and agriculture. Recently, mining development has been on the increase in the North Thompson Valley.  New businesses are starting to migrate to Barriere as the town grows with independent and sustainable resources.

Colleen Hannigan
Chief Administrative Officer

Box 219
4936 Barriere Town Rd.
Barriere, B.C.  
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1-250-672-9751 or 1-866-672-9751

Village of Cache Creek

The bustling Village of Cache Creek is located at the Junction of the Trans Canada Highway and Highway 97. It is situated on the Thompson Plateau at the junction of the Cariboo and Thompson Valleys, which help to form the Interior Plateau. The community is uniquely situated along Canada's Pacific Gateway, in such a way that the southern and northern corridors are easily accessible.

Keir Gervais
Chief Administrative Officer

P.O. Box 7
Cache Creek, B.C.
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 1-250- 457-6237

Village of Chase

The Village of Chase is the western gateway to the recreational splendor of the Shuswap Region. The forest, tourism and ranching industries form a strong, diversified economic base for the area. Forestry is the dominant economic activity but tourism is the fastest growing industry. The phenomenal growth of tourism is characterized by the substantial increase in tourism based businesses not only in Chase, but also throughout the trading area.

Joni Heinrich
Chief Administrative Officer

PO Box 440
826 Okanagan Ave.
Chase, B.C.
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District of Clearwater

The District of Clearwater's economy is sturdily built on the agriculture, forestry, tourism and mining industries. The area is home to the world renowned Wells Gray Park and features a number of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Leslie Groulx
Chief Administrative Officer & Economic Development Officer

P.O. Box 157
132 Clearwater Station Road
Clearwater, B.C.
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Village of Clinton

The Village of Clinton economy is sturdily built on the agriculture, forestry, tourism and mining industries. The area is home to the world renowned Wells Gray Park and features a number of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Daniela Dyck
Community Development Officer

P.O. Box 309
1423 Cariboo Highway
Clinton, B.C.
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Venture Kamloops

Venture Kamloops is the marketing and economic development arm of the City of Kamloops. With a mission to create economic growth and establish the City as the premiere location for new business development, it has the resources to attract new business and to retain businesses already established in the community. It offers comprehensive information and a full spectrum of support services to investors and entrepreneurs. Whether you are looking to start a new business, expand your business or locate your business in Kamloops, here are some of the ways Venture Kamloops can be of assistance.

Nicole Bruce
Economic Development Manager

297 First Avenue
Kamloops, BC V2C 3J3


District of Logan Lake

Logan Lake residents enjoy one of the finest lifestyles in Canada. Rich community culture, vibrant businesses and a well-managed municipality provide opportunities for families and individuals to thrive. Logan Lake is poised for both residential and commercial growth. With large investment in Highland Valley Copper Mine and very promising exploration in the properties neighbouring the existing mine site Logan Lake's future is very promising.

Randy Lambright
Chief Administrative Officer

PO Box 190
1 Opal Drive
Logan Lake, B.C. 
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1-250-523-6225 ext. 227

Village of Lytton

The Village of Lytton's economy is diverse ranging from opportunities and investments in tourism, cultural heritage, agriculture, energy, natural resources, transportation, and community services. Surrounded by magnificently diverse mountain ranges, lush pine forests and rushing rivers, the Village of Lytton is only 260 kilometres northeast of Vancouver along the Trans-Canada Highway.  This natural gathering spot was the site of the Nlaka’pamux (Thompson) village where First Nations people have inhabited the past 10,000 years. 

Rebecca Anderson
Village of Lytton

P.O. Box 100
380 Main St.
Lytton, B.C.
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City of Merritt

The City of Merritt is a growing community that focuses on socially responsible and environmentally sustainable economic development.

Shawn Boven
Chief Adminsrative Officer

Box 189
2185 Voght St.
Merritt, B.C.
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Sun Peaks Municipality

Sun Peaks Resort is a well thought out community that encourages pedestrian traffic. The village has been designed with a village stroll flanked on each side by a wide variety of commercial businesses to satisfy a visitor’s every need.

Rob Bremner
Chief Administrative Officer

106-3270 Village Way
Sun Peaks, B.C.
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