A photo of Nanaimo and a cruise ship from out on the water, just after dusk


skinny image of water with Nanaimo's wave logo in white, matching the harbour shot above

Economic Development

Nanaimo is the economic hub of central Vancouver Island, boasting both a vibrant business community and an exceptional quality of life.  From starting a business, to investing in Nanaimo, you've come to the right place! Your prosperity begins here! Choose your path, Business or Community:

With a diversified economic base, the City of Nanaimo is the right place for your business idea. For data, analysis and insights on Nanaimo's current economic and business conditions check out the 2024 State of the Economy report and other quick links below. If you can't find what you're looking for here, connect with us. We're happy to help!

Quick Links:

Last updated: June 20, 2024

Thank you for your assistance. One of our website team will look into the reported issue shortly. Loading animation

Help us improve our website

Don't include private or financial information in this form.

Collection and use of your personal information

Information collected on this form is done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Legislative Services Department at 250-755-4405, or via email at foi@nanaimo.ca. Please also see our Privacy Policy.