Located in central British Columbia (BC) on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, Prince George has a population of 74,003 and serves a region of nearly 320,000 people. Prince George's real GDP growth expanded by 1.3 per cent in 2018 and is expected to pick up the pace and expand by 1.5 per cent in 2019 and 1.7 per cent in 2020.
Prince George offers many opportunities in a number of sectors:
- Professional services
- Wholesale and retail trade
- Accommodation and food services
Development charges in Prince George (among the lowest in Canada), a healthy economy, excellent transportation connectivity and competitive tax rates make Prince George a preferred location for businesses to establish or expand their operations.
The Economic Development Division
Together with local and regional partners, the City of Prince George’s Economic Development division ensures the continued strength of our local economy by:
- Supporting the retention and expansion of existing businesses
- Attracting new businesses to diversify the economy
- Advocating for increased workforce capacity
- Marketing Prince George as an ideal location to live, grow, and do business
Contact the Economic Development Division for support related to:
- Investment Attraction
- Development Incentives
- Site Selection
- City Tours
- Statistics and Research
- Business Support
- Advisory Services
- Workforce Recruitment and Retention
The Economic Development team is also proud to offer various videos about living, working and investing in Prince George.