2018 was a very successful year for the City of West Kelowna as it continued to focus on making easier for small businesses to interact with City Hall. The majority of West Kelowna’s business community is comprised of small business who are the backbone to our local economy. Monthly business visits by members of Mayor and Council, close connection with the local Board of Trade (Chamber), and supporting an active Economic Development Office all help to gain a better understanding of the needs and challenges local businesses face.
Over the past year, the City has been working diligently to improve its development service processes, advance communication efforts, assist small businesses through their tenant improvement projects, and refine our business license application process in an effort to helping to change the regional perception towards being more ‘Open for Business’. Our application will highlight a number of business-friendly initiatives and success stories.