About Us Support for starting and growing your business.

Our Mission Statement

As the economic development organization for the City of Kamloops, Venture Kamloops’ focus is just that, economic development. The team works to provide the most up-to-date information to those interested in starting their business in Kamloops or expanding operations into the city.

Venture Kamloops’ mission is to create economic growth to establish the city as the premiere location for business development. This is done by featuring the city’s resources and offering comprehensive information plus a full spectrum of support services to investors and entrepreneurs. All of the services provided are complimentary, confidential and come with no obligation.

Programs Suited to
Business Growth & Development

The team at Venture Kamloops works to develop programs for businesses in part by working in partnership with community leaders and organizations. These programs are based on requests from the general business community as well as opportunities with local, provincial and national government agencies. It’s all about helping businesses in Kamloops continue to learn, grow and thrive.

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VK Venture Advisors

This free program was initially started for new entrepreneurs to see if their ideas for business could thrive. The program is also used for existing businesses to present their ideas to the VK Venture Advisors who act as a sounding board providing valuable feedback and professional advice. Find out more about the VK Venture Advisors Program and how you can access this invaluable resource.

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The VK Team

The team at Venture Kamloops come from a variety of backgrounds working with various associations, organizations, and businesses. Our team is dedicated to helping you find out if Kamloops is the right fit for your business. Contact us for a confidential, non-obligation consultation to discover how we can work for you.

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Board of Directors

The Venture Kamloops Business Development Society was established in September 2004 as the economic development office for the City of Kamloops. It is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors, which includes two city councillors, two City officials and Ex Officio Members. Members serve for a 5-year term and they are empowered to respond quickly to new opportunities which facilitate the undertaking of new initiatives and the attracting of financial involvement from other levels of government and/or the private sector.

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In 2017, there were approximately 1.8 million visitors to Kamloops, who contributed an estimated economic impact of $450 million.