Located in central British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, Prince George 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.
Our economic development strategy consists of five goals to build a strong, innovative, and resilient economy for Prince George.
Our Vision for Prince George
Prince George is the catalyst of the modern Canadian North.
Our future will be shaped by the resiliency, imagination and innovation of a 21st-century business community that provides every resident and enterprise the opportunity to thrive and scale.
Five Goals of Economic Development in Prince George
Expand Target Clusters
Prince George’s industry clusters represent distinct qualities that help define what makes it unique from other communities.
Foster a Startup Ecosystem
Prince George should foster a startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem that helps local, homegrown companies grow and expand.
Talent and Skill Development
A highly-skilled workforce is a critical need for any community, whether a large city like Vancouver or a mid-sized city like Prince George.
"Brain Gain" Community
More than ever before, talented workers are mobile and make place decisions based on the potential to create both economic and social opportunities.
Create, Embrace, Promote Place
Communities that attract and retain the most talented, highly skilled residents tend to have a strong local identity characterized by a diversity of cultural assets.