We encourage you to explore hundreds of project success stories and to connect with the people who are building their communities and a stronger regional economy throughout central and northern British Columbia, Canada. Join us in celebrating these successes as we move towards a sustainable future in the vibrant, growing region that is our home.


Northern Development offers a range of funding programs suited to a diverse set of economic development priorities in central and northern British Columbia. Please review our programs and get in touch with us if you have any questions or need any assistance in determining which program is best suited to your needs.

"Our project was kicked off right in the middle of the economic downturn. Fort St. James was hit hard, with several hundred people out of work and two out of our four local mills shut down. But our Embracing Our Roots Downtown Revitalization Project employed local contractors and helped to restore a new sense of civic pride for the community."

Laura Chernowski, Director, Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce

Fort St. James Gets Back To Roots With Revitalized Downtown

To date, this project has created over thirty-five seasonal jobs in Fort St. James. In addition, this project is actively supporting local businesses and downtown revitalization within the community, increasing tourism traffic within the downtown, and attracting new capital investment to the community. Many of the community’s most prominent businesses…

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