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Kelowna

Kelowna, BC Best Large Communities:
Nominee

Kelowna and the Okanagan region is a great location for entrepreneurs to become successful as there are many resources available for support and guidance along the way. The Kelowna community works together to support the entrepreneurs and the small business owners with their ventures. There is Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC), Accelerate Okanagan, and Innovate Kelowna to name few of the organizations who help the small businesses succeed. There are annual walk-in surveys that are taken of small business owners by the City of Kelowna, COEDC, First Nations group and other volunteer organizations to understand the challenges and growing needs of the business owners so the proper support can be provided. “In 2016, the CFIB rated the Kelowna region as the #1 Most Entrepreneurial City in Canada. With a vibrant startup community, strong support for entrepreneurs and competitive costs, it is no wonder Kelowna and the Central Okanagan took the top spot.” COEDC

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