All eyes are turned toward Kitimat these days as the small, ocean-side city prepares itself for billions of dollars in new investment activity.
Just a few years ago, Kitimat, which is home to more than 8,000 residents, hit hard times when its pulp mill and methanol production plant shut down – eliminating hundreds of jobs.
But in the last year, the District of Kitimat has gone from gloom to boom amid a $3.3 billion modernization of its long-standing Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum smelter.
The coastal community, which sits at the head of the massive Douglas Channel, is also being considered a site for several multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, which would generate thousands of more jobs.
The city is fielding dozens of visits from foreign investment interests these days thanks to its access to B.C. products and proximity to Asian markets via the Pacific Ocean.
To learn more about this bustling B.C. city, check out Northern Development’s website.