Web portal elevates investment opportunities in Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast

January 28, 2013

Fourth regional investment website features major projects and key community information to make it easier for businesses to get in touch with communities in B.C.’s interior.

Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast – A new regional investment attraction website, Invest Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast BC, has been launched to promote the exciting investment opportunities in British Columbia’s central interior and coast.

Invest Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast BC is an interactive website that showcases where the best investment opportunities and major projects are located in this stunning region of Canada’s western-most province.

Northern Development Initiative Trust has partnered with communities throughout the central interior and coast to develop an online portal designed to attract new investment to one of the province’s most historic and well-travelled regions. The portal, uniquely branded around the region’s ties to the forestry sector, is the first of its kind to promote investment opportunities in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast. The site features an interactive map that identifies key major projects and investment opportunities throughout the region, including specific details about each project. In addition, the website includes comprehensive profiles of regional communities and relevant information to showcase the Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast as a preferred place to invest.

“I applaud the work Northern Development Initiative trust is doing on behalf of our community and region to spur economic development,” said City of Quesnel Mayor Mary Sjostrom. “By collaborating on innovative initiatives such as this one, we strengthen our individual economic diversification programs, while broadcasting the area’s investment opportunities to the world.”

Municipal economic development offices throughout the region played a critical role in the development of Invest Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast BC, developing content for community profiles and working with business and industry partners to develop profiles of key investments.

“The Invest Cariboo Chilcotin Coast web portal offers great opportunities for investment and economic development within the central B.C. region,” stated Cariboo Regional District Chair Al Richmond. “This site will also provide so much needed awareness to our region and its importance as an economic driver for the province of British Columbia’s economy.”

Invest Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast BC is the fourth and final investment portal of its kind developed to showcase the incredible amount of economic activity underway across central and northern British Columbia.

“Partnered initiatives like this project benefit local economies and foster greater regional collaboration,” said Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook. “A regionally based web portal is an effective marketing approach to connect potential investors with Cariboo Chilcotin Coast opportunities and educate those circles about important economic linkages between our communities. We are excited about the value of this website as an economic development tool in not only promoting opportunities but assisting us in enhancing communication with the private sector.”

Invest Northwest BC, Invest North Central BC and Invest Northeast BC were the first investment portals of their kind in B.C. and were launched in 2012, quickly earning tremendous support from the business community and investors both in B.C. and abroad.

“These investment portals are not only important tools that help communities connect with potential investors, but also evidence of stronger partnerships and collaboration throughout central and northern B.C.,” said Janine North, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Development Initiative Trust.

Invest Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast BC is a partnership between the following communities: the Cariboo Regional District, the Central Coast Regional District, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, the City of Quesnel, the City of Williams Lake, the District of Wells, the District of 100 Mile House, the District of Lillooet and Northern Development Initiative Trust.

Media Contact:

Joel McKay
Director, Communications
Northern Development Initiative Trust
Tel:  250-561-2824
Cell:  1-778-349-4027

About Northern Development

Northern Development Initiative Trust is an independent regional economic development corporation focused on stimulating economic growth and job creation throughout central and northern British Columbia.