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Okanagan Development Society releases the Inaugural Okanagan Valley Economic Profile

May 17, 2013 - 12:23 PM

The first Okanagan Valley Economic Profile was released this week by the Okanagan Valley Economic Developers Society (OVEDS).

The Economic Profile covers the member communities throughout the Okanagan and includes a wide range of demographic information pertinent to the local economy including information on population, infrastructure, housing, education, labour force, industry and resources related to investing and living in the Okanagan.  The Profile is a valuable tool for market research with a wide range of users from potential investors, business students, trade & investment representatives to individuals researching the marketplace prior to starting a business.

“Member communities at Invest Okanagan (OVEDS) recognize the need to market assets of the Okanagan to the global marketplace.  Investors and visitors see the Okanagan as a whole with the unique attributes of communities throughout the valley adding value to the investment proposition.  The profile provides detailed statistical and qualitative information about the Okanagan as one means to showcase the region as a place to invest, work and experience”, states Corie Griffiths OVEDS Chair.  

The Okanagan Valley is truly one of the most desirable places to live, work and play in British Columbia. It appeals to residents, visitors and potential investors on several fronts, including an emerging technology sector, sustainable communities and year-round recreational opportunities.

The Economic Profile can be downloaded from www.investokanagan.com.

The Okanagan Valley Economic Development Society (OVEDS) established in 2005 is the Okanagan Valley’s association of economic development practitioners dedicated to providing investment attraction activities, profile and a forum for its members and their collective economic development goals. OVEDS facilitates initiatives in support of collective investment attraction opportunities in areas encompassing the three Okanagan Valley Regional Districts (North Okanagan, Central Okanagan and Okanagan Similkameen Regional Districts).

The Okanagan Valley is a cohesive region with communities that are economically stronger, more competitive and visible by working together rather than as individual entities.  OVEDS consists of communities that range considerably in size, demographics and stages of economic development. However, the society pursues strategic regional initiatives that seek to benefit all members by attracting investment to the Okanagan Valley, increasing awareness of each community and representing the common needs of each individual community on a regional level.

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