The Nanaimo Economic Development (NED) office is a municipal function within the City of Nanaimo. The NED works to develop a creative, dynamic and competitive business environment that fosters economic growth.  This office leads and mobilizes the community, local agencies, organizations and businesses to develop and implement strategies that will assist in strengthening our local economy.

On Wednesday, June 26 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm the City of Nanaimo will be hosting an Open House at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre Gordon Street Lobby. At the Open House you will:

  • Learn about the three different Economic Development service delivery models.
  • Learn about key themes that have emerged from stakeholder discussions.
  • Provide your feedback on the models and themes.

Your input will be provided to Council as part of their discussions on the City's role in Economic Development.

You can view the open house boards here.

You can take part in the survey and provide your input on the Economic Development Service models here.

Nanaimo Business Resource Forum

Current Major Projects:

2018 Community Profile

City of Nanaimo - Natural Wonders, Steady Growth & Sustainable Programs

Home-Based Business Regulation Review

Development Incentive Programs:

Current Downtown Revitalization Tax Exemption Agreements:

For further information visit: 

Last updated: June 26, 2019

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