Venture Kamloops — Invest In Our City

As the Economic Development arm of 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. Services are completely free and they’re here to help you.

Retention & Expansion

Predominantly, the largest percentage of a community’s job growth and capital investment comes from companies already doing business within the city. It is critical to not only monitor the health and expectations of these existing businesses, but to also understand the perceptions that could adversely impact their growth. An important part of what Venture Kamloops is to work with companies to help facilitate access to incentive programs, individuals, partners and sources of funding to improve their chances of success. Ask how you can receive targeted data and market analysis on business and economic conditions. Contact Colin O’Leary, Manager – Business Retention and Expansion at to set up a meeting.

For additional information on how Venture Kamloops can assist you in growing your business in Kamloops, click on the links to learn more.

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One of the biggest needs facing business in today’s economy is the ability to partner with those who can assist in the growth of their company, to help with that “Next Step.” Targeted market analysis on business and economic conditions, plus the promotion of Kamloops business on a local, provincial, national and international scale are some of the ways in which Venture Kamloops facilitates growth in the business community. Ask about one-on-one confidential business support and mentorship programs free to your business to support your company’s growth. Contact Manager – Business Retention and Expansion, Colin O’Leary at


Venture Kamloops works with companies throughout the world free of charge to help expand or relocate them to the city of Kamloops. The process of attraction consists of email, phone, site tours, familiarization tours, tradeshows and personal introductions to local business and community leaders. Lead generation is one of our biggest keys in finding the right businesses to compliment the Kamloops economy. Ask for information on assistance with business registration, taxation and regulatory issues. Contact Business Attraction Specialist, Derek de Candole at


Being the “go to” place for business information is a key objective for Venture Kamloops. The team provides the data and resources on the economic picture of the community through quarterly updates, periodic publications, and by assisting with research for businesses to help them make informed moves to keep their businesses on the right path. Learn more by contacting Office Manager, Cindy Dueck at

For complimentary business information visit the Data & Resources page or use the Report Builder and build your own complimentary customized report by clicking the links below.

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