Large Communities Award

The Open for Business Large Communities Award, recognizes the BC community with more than 25,000 residents, that best demonstrates their support of small business. A business friendly community is one that strives to

  • Understand the needs of small businesses
  • Make the community more competitive
  • Attract and retains business investment
  • Make it easier to attract and develop talent
  • Recognize the local contributions of Small Business
  • Reduce red tape
  • Help small business access government procurement opportunities

Tell us your story about how you are supporting small business in your community.


To be eligible for the Large Communities Award, nominees must have more than 25,000 residents and demonstrate through their case study and business community support letter how their government is creating a progressive business climate through the cited initiative(s).

Nominate Today!

Celebrate the communities that help small business to flourish in our province. Whether you’re a representative of your municipality, or you just live in the community and want to recognize their achievements, click the button below to nominate:


Further Reading

Click Here to read the case study submission guide. Please also refer to the Best Practices Guide for preparing your community’s case study.