Comox Valley - Vancouver Island
The Comox Valley boosts an abundance of available land, economic and geographic diversity, easy access to one of the largest markets in Canada and well educated residents as customers or possible employees.
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Available, affordable land
Land values remain extremely competitive compared with the rest of the province. The Comox Valley is also one of the few remaining areas in British Columbia with designated land available for agrifood ventures.
Unlike other communities that rely solely on a single industry, the Comox Valley is fully diversified. Economic drivers include forestry, construction, government, military, agriculture and value-added wood processing.
Excellent market access
With its central location and proximity to Vancouver and Victoria markets of over 2,000,000, the Valley is a central hub for Vancouver Island, Powell River and the North Coast. Handling the largest commercial passenger and air freight jets, the Comox Valley International Airport has regular daily flights connect to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.
With a local population of 64,084 and an additional 148,957 within a 30 minute commute, there are plenty of customers and available workers. Over 58% have a post secondary education and more than 17% have a university degree or higher. The area has three community colleges, a major University located in Victoria, and Vancouver Island University that has four campus regions that encompass Powell River, Parksville-Qualicum, Cowichan and Nanaimo.