Economic Development

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The City has a key role in creating and maintaining a positive economic environment and encouraging industrial and commercial investment in order to increase the property tax base and create employment opportunities.  The City regularly works on initiatives that lend to this role with local business and regional and senior government partners.

To explore economic development opportunities, please contact the Economic Development Office at 250-392-8480 or via E-mail.
The following documents and information resources are provided to assist businesses and entrepreneurs with local business opportunity and site selection analysis.

Economic Snapshots

Quarterly economic indicators for the City of Williams Lake. 
View Most Recent Economic Report I View Historic Economic Reports

Business Expansion and Attraction Strategy

A Williams Lake Business Expansion and Attraction Strategy along with an Economic Development Baseline Report were adopted by Mayor and Council in late 2018 and is currently being implemented by the department in consultation with other community stakeholders. The Strategy identifies specific business targets to be expanded and/or attracted as well as initiatives that will improve the City’s advantages for attraction of skilled workers and investment.

Investment Ready Profile

The Williams Lake and Area Investment Ready Profile is a community profile that includes demographics, local services, labour market and other site selection data.

Airport Investment Plan

The Williams Lake Airport Investment Plan is a recommendation on the development and implementation of expansions to the William's Lake Airport which was adopted by Council in April of 2019.