Supports new start-ups by providing:
- Guidance in developing a solid business plan
- Comprehensive and customized local market research including demographic and economic trends for business planning
- Referrals to relevant local, provincial & federal business resources
Attract new business by:
- Highlighting Nanaimo’s competitive advantages for business
- Providing relocation and site selection services to incoming companies
- Facilitate business connections to key community players, organizations, stakeholders and resources.
Promote nanaimo as:
- A premier destination for new business and residents
- A community with many competitive advantages to do business
- A location that has an unparalleled quality of life
Foster Business Retention & expansion by:
- Listening and responding to business concerns and providing customized solutions on a wide range of topics.
- Identifying businesses at risk of leaving the community and working with them to resolve issues
- Work with businesses considering expansion or with expansion potential to remove barriers and assist in successfully expanding operations
- Providing assistance in exploring new export markets. Assisting clients in accessing incoming and outgoing trade missions.
- Gathering feedback from local business to monitor Nanaimo’s business climate
- Work to create and foster a friendly business environment in the community