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Using this site is a great start, but your journey should not end here. There’s a lot of other resources that can help your business start, grow and prosper and we encourage you to draw on their expertise. Provided below are the details of some these organizations, including us!

City of Penticton Business Hub

A portal to permitting, licensing, and resources within the City of Penticton. Learn more

Start Here Okanagan

The most comprehensive job posting site & relocation information for the South Okanagan. All services are free of charge. Learn more

Trade and Invest BC

The B.C. government offers assistance to export-ready firms in British Columbia through a team of trade and investment professionals in British Columbia, and its network of international trade and investment representatives based in China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the United States. The Trade and Invest website provides comprehensive information for anyone looking to invest in B.C., purchase B.C. products or expand their B.C. business to global markets. Learn more

Small Business BC

Small Business BC is British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services. Available through Small Business BC is Business Education, Expert Advice, Registration Services and Resources and Tools for all stages of business development. Learn more

Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen

Community Futures is a federal government initiative for rural communities based on the philosophy that local decision-making and local development are the most effective means for communities to shape their future. Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen builds entrepreneurial capacity in the community through business support; specifically counseling, loans and advisory services. Survival rates for CF sponsored businesses are above the national average. Learn more

Accelerate Okanagan

Support tech entrepreneurs through mentorship, coaching, and community. Learn more

BC Government Employment, Business & Economic Development

Economic growth and diversification benefits regions, communities, industries and families across B.C. Use tools and resources and connect with services to support job creation and growth. Already a business owner and looking for opportunities for growth? Or thinking of starting a small business but not sure where to start? Regardless of your stage in business, the listed resources will help guide you in the right direction. Learn more

Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce

The Penticton Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit, member based association. Members benefit from networking as well as subsidized products and services (insurance, software, office supplies, gas, advertisements, etc.). Learn more

Downtown Penticton Association

The Downtown Penticton Association is a Business Improvement Association and is the voice of downtown, bringing together residents, merchants and businesses to enhance the economic development and social fabric of Penticton. Learn more

Penticton Industrial Development Association

PIDA represents the interests of industrial businesses in Penticton. They are a sounding board for business owners to address issues and concerns, and they advocate to the City of Penticton to improve the economic climate. To get involved contact Frank Conci of AC Motor Electric. Learn more

South Okanagan Immigrant & Community Association

SOICS is a one stop shop that works together with over 1600 immigrants each year to help them get settled, find careers and learn all they need to know about starting their new lives in Canada—including business services and information about foreign direct investment. Learn more

Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation

Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation (PIBDC) was formed to foster the development of a sustainable economy for the Penticton Indian Band. PIBDC is the “for profit” business investment and development division of the Penticton Indian Band and is the umbrella organization that holds the corporate business investments; it is responsible for the overall management of the band’s business portfolio. Our values are deeply rooted in the traditional qualities of our community and provide meaningful employment opportunities for our people. PIBDC oversees three limited partnerships: Westhills Aggregate LP, Coyote Cruises LP and Sn’pink’tn Forestry LP. Learn more

Okanagan College

Penticton is the fastest growing campus of the 4 Okanagan College locations. Flagship programs include Sustainable Construction Management Technology, Viticulture Technician, Welder Foundation, Business Administration and Bachelor of Law Enforcement. Learn more

University of British Columbia, Okanagan

UBC ranks as one of the top 40 best universities in the world. UBC Okanagan, built in 2005 serves 9,000 undergrad and graduate students. Aside from degree programs, it offers research and innovation partnerships. Learn more

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