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Nanaimo Community Profile

In the last five years Nanaimo has undergone a major transformation, with strong growth in most sectors of the economy. Growth in part is driven by population increase; in the last census Nanaimo acquired 5,692 net new citizens, this represents a 7.8% increase since the previous census.

Nanaimo has a diversified economy of more than 5400 businesses. Some of Nanaimo's largest sectors by business license holders include construction, retail, government & education, knowledge-based companies, tourism, arts & culture, professional, scientific and technical sectors. Nanaimo's central location has helped the city develop as an important retail, service, and transportation centre for central and northern Vancouver Island. Nanaimo serves a trade area of over 350,000 people.  Click on the link below to view the entire Community Profile.

Research Profiles are also available for the Construction, Tourism, Retail, and Infrastructure sectors.  Click on link below to view the complete profiles.

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