New web portal features major projects

New web portal features major projects

Heartland B.C. communities invite new investment with the launch of “Invest North Central BC”

As the geographic centre of B.C. and home to the province’s northern capital, north central B.C. has shed its ‘mill town’ reputation

North Central British Columbia – The communities of north central B.C. have joined forces to launch a ground breaking investment portal to attract new business opportunities to one of the province’s fastest growing regions.

As the geographic centre of B.C. and home to the province’s northern capital, north central B.C. has shed its ‘mill town’ reputation to become a sustainable, knowledge-based resource economy connected to the world. With a plethora of opportunities across a diverse array of sectors including bioenergy, tourism, manufacturing, mining and transportation, north central B.C. is poised to become one of Western Canada’s leading economic engines in the years ahead.

Invest North Central B.C. – www.investnorthcentralbc.ca – features an interactive map of key major projects throughout the region, including specific details about each investment opportunity. On top of that, the website also features comprehensive profiles of each community in the region, transportation infrastructure information, tax incentives and a list of key contacts – all designed to streamline communication between potential investors, industry and the communities they want to be in.

“The Invest in North Central B.C. web portal is a great tool in facilitating information which will encourage the economic future of North Central BC” stated District of  Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen. “The Invest in North Central B.C. site showcases the activity throughout our region which allows investors not only to focus on a particular area of interest, but to also see what services and opportunities in the surrounding area will insure the financial viability of their investment. I would encourage everyone to take the time to visit the Invest in North Central BC web portal and see the economic activity and expertise taking place in North Central BC.”

Invest North Central B.C. is the second investment portal of its kind developed to showcase the incredible amount of economic activity underway across northern B.C., building on the success of Invest Northwest B.C., which was launched last fall. That web portal has already generated investment leads for communities along the province’s north coast region.

Invest North Central is a partnership between the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, the City of Prince George, the District of Vanderhoof, the Village of McBride, the Village of Valemount, the Village of Fraser Lake, the District of Fort St. James, the District of Mackenzie and Northern Development Initiative Trust.

Among the dozens of key major projects listed on the website is the $1.4 billion Mount Milligan copper-gold mine located between Mackenzie and Fort St. James, the $19 million Wood Innovation and Design Centre planned for downtown Prince George and the Robson Valley run-of-river hydroelectric projects near McBride.