Using this site is a great start, but your journey should not end here. There’s a lot of other resources that can help your business start, grow and prosper and we encourage you to draw on their expertise. Provided below are the details of some of these organizations, including us!
CRadvantage is Vancouver Island’s first open-access, fibre-optic municipal broadband network. It provides affordable, high-speed connectivity to support growth in the technology sector, and allows local businesses to compete internationally. CRadvantage provides symmetrical (identical upload and download) bandwidth scalable to 1 gigabit per second. Learn more
TECHatchery is an online resource created to encourage the growth of Campbell River’s technology ecosystem, and support new and existing businesses within Campbell River and area. TECHatchery is an aggregation of resources for the area, including information about upcoming Economic Development events and stories contributed by the Economic Development team and local business owners. Readers are encouraged to collaborate by sharing their suggestions for resources and content to include on the site. Learn more
NexStream Tech Competition
The NexStream Tech Competition was founded in 2019 through a partnership between the City of Campbell River Economic Development and the Campbell River Area Angel Group. Based in Campbell River, this international competition aims to cultivate creative solutions to challenges faced by the region’s industries, with a focus on clean, sustainable technology. Learn more
Campbell River Area Angel Group (CRAAG)
CRAAG comprises accredited investors with ‘stakes’ in the Campbell River area. Its members have backgrounds in technology, investment and entrepreneurship. Their mission is to establish Campbell River as a high-tech growth area, with a focus on markets that are inspired by the local culture, have a global impact and are aligned with the broader vision of the community. Learn more
Destination Campbell River
As the official Destination Marketing Organization for the City of Campbell River, Destination Campbell River’s activities include tourism marketing and communications, by collaborating with local and regional tourism stakeholders to increase awareness and desirability to visit Campbell River and area. They also operate the official Campbell River Visitor Centre. Learn more
The City of Campbell River is one of eight coastal communities that are working together on a joint initiative to create a technology corridor on Vancouver Island, with the goal of encouraging investment in the region’s technology sector. TechIsland promotes the lifestyle, opportunities and technology-related infrastructure and resources that can be found in these welcoming, investment-ready communities. Learn more
Campbell River Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA)
The mission of the Campbell River Downtown BIA is to help make Downtown the destination of choice for residents and visitors—for shopping, dining, entertainment and other services. The BIA aims to ensure a safe, vibrant and prosperous Downtown through marketing, special events, improvements, beautification and partnership opportunities. Learn more
As the regional driver for accelerating business success through scientific innovation and technology, Innovation Island supports technology-based companies to grow and succeed. We are committed to creating a vibrant and entrepreneurial regional technology community. Learn more
Small Business BC
Small Business BC is British Columbia’s premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services.
Its core activities are supported by funds from Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Ministry of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch. Through its ongoing operations and public and private sector partnerships with organizations like WorkSafeBC, Small Business BC is able to offer additional products and services to the small business community.
Small Business BC’s innovative approach and programs have been recognized by several national and international awards, solidifying our reputation as an exceptional business resource. Learn more
BC Government, Employment, Business & Economic Development
Economic growth and diversification benefits regions, communities, industries and families across B.C. Use tools and resources and connect with services to support job creation and growth.
Already a business owner and looking for opportunities for growth? Or thinking of starting a small business but not sure where to start? Regardless of your stage in business, the listed resources will help guide you in the right direction. Learn more
Indigenous Business and Investment Council
The Indigenous Business and Investment Council’s mandate is to help improve Indigenous participation in the economy and promote economic certainty in the province by encouraging economic growth in Indigenous communities. The Indigenous Business and Investment Council has an online resource centre with a collection of links and tools intended to support Indigenous economic development in British Columbia. Learn more
Trade and Invest British Columbia
Trade and Invest BC works with internation enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest. Learn more
Vancouver Island North Film Commission (INFilm)
A fully certified member of the Association of Film Commissioners International, Vancouver Island North Film Commission (INFilm) serves a region that includes Vancouver Island communities from Ladysmith to Cape Scott. The Commission represents the interests of the region’s communities, promotes the region to the domestic and international film industries, provides producers with information about local resources and works to attract production companies to the region. Learn more
Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce
The Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce is the intersection point between businesses, all 4 levels of government, education institutions, community organizations, the general public and our Indigenous Nations — providing opportunities for engagement, learning and the raising of our collective vibrancy. Learn more