Canada’s Hot Spot for Entrepreneurs

It’s impressive how much work gets done in a place that’s so relaxing.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

From jet components to compostable cell phone cases, 609 firms are making it happen.

Aerospace

Aerospace

Canada’s #1 commercial MRO is based in Kelowna along with 18% of the province’s industry.

Viticulture

Viticulture

84% of BC’s total vineyard acreage is planted here, generating a $2.8 billion impact.

Agriculture

Agriculture

From orchards to dairy, this rich sector has been feeding BC’s economy for 160 years.

Digital

Digital

$1.67 billion in everything from games and animation to cybersecurity and medtech.

The Most Enterprising
Region in Canada

For an area celebrated as a four-season playground, it’s electrifying to see just how much entrepreneurial energy we can generate around here.

The supportive business environment, competitive tax climate and spirit of collaboration get startups, established businesses and innovative thinkers excited. Of course the outdoor lifestyle helps, with over 2,000 hours of sunshine every year as well as trestles, trails, and endless beaches to explore. So does easy access, with proximity to the major Pacific Northwest centres of Vancouver BC, Calgary AB and Seattle WA and direct daily flights through Kelowna International Airport.

OKGo is a partnership between the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, Tourism Kelowna, and Accelerate Okanagan. From startups to expansions to thought leaders, we can help with everything you need to make locating your business or event here fast and easy.

  • Jay-Z teams up with Pela
  • Vitalis: The 3rd fastest growing company in Canada
  • Okanagan-based QHR Technologies gets bought by Loblaws

In the News

JAY-Z + PELA

Local business, Pela, producers of the world’s first compostable phone case recently received an investment from well-known celebrity, Jay-Z. Jay-Z, who works with the investment group, Marcy Venture Partners, alongside other well-known celebrities including Roc Nation CEO, Jay Brown, will be supporting Pela with a $5 million investment, helping to fuel Pela’s mission to create a greener, more sustainable world.

Learn more about Pela

Jay-Z teams up with Pela

In the News

JAY-Z + PELA

Local business, Pela, producers of the world’s first compostable phone case recently received an investment from well-known celebrity, Jay-Z. Jay-Z, who works with the investment group, Marcy Venture Partners, alongside other well-known celebrities including Roc Nation CEO, Jay Brown, will be supporting Pela with a $5 million investment, helping to fuel Pela’s mission to create a greener, more sustainable world.

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Vitalis: The 3rd fastest growing company in Canada

Okanagan-based QHR Technologies gets bought by Loblaws

182+

licensed wineries in the Okanagan

10th

busiest airport in Canada (YLW, 2019)

609

manufacturing firms in the Okanagan

870+

farms in the Okanagan

693+

tech companies in the Okanagan