Economic Development

Success @ Your Pace

Penticton is known for peaches, beaches and wine. We also attract some of the best entrepreneurs who manage companies ranging from custom manufacturing, construction, technology ...oh and tourism. Entrepreneurs choose Penticton for the lifestyle and business climate. Nowadays, when you can operate a business anywhere, you can sell to, serve and deliver next door, the next town over or anywhere around the world.

  • Cost competitive
  • Cost effective, reliable infrastructure from communications, to water to one of the only City managed electrical utilities
  • Business friendly environment with a track record of low or no tax increases, a balanced approach to property tax allocation between business and residence and economic incentives
  • Strong transportation links with transportation companies with experience moving everything from wood, to goods to large manufactured homes and massive beams
  • Access to an expansive labour pool including skilled trades from local college programs to experienced journeyman looking for a better way to live

Come experience the best of the Okanagan. Life is about living and enjoying success in your business. Join our community. Live the good life. Sell to the world.

The City of Penticton welcomes business people. Our economic development office is here to help existing and new businesses get access to information, to navigate through our process and to get back to what is important, running their businesses.  Our building officials, planning department and staff are here to help get your business going, growing or building.  From the Mayor, to City Manager, to every employee and citizen, welcome to success in the sunny Okanagan.

For Economic Development assistance, please contact us at 250-493-3323 or by email.