Entrepreneurs in Parksville-Qualicum Beach
Regional overview of Parksville-Qualicum Beach
The Parksville-Qualicum Beach region of central Vancouver Island is one of the fastest growing areas on the island. Parksville and Qualicum Beach have a trade area that stretches from Nanoose in the south to Bowser in the northand include the residential areas of Coombs, Deep Bay, Errington, Hilliers and Qualicum Bay. As of 2011, 44,500 people called Parksville-Qualicum Beach their home.
Parksville - Qualicum Beach, BC Labour Force and Population
Our Parksville - Qualicum Beach, B.C. communities enjoy a skilled and educated labour force and a growing population. A study of similar-sized regions in British Columbia found that Oceanside is projected to have the second-fastest growth rate over the next 25 years.
Business owners approaching retirement age are often looking to sell all types of enterprises - from restaurants to hotels to transportation companies. Parksville - Qualicum Beach, B.C. entrepreneurs have also found sources of advice and investment capital among the population, which includes many retired professionals and executives from diverse sectors.
Tourism & Sectors in Parksville-Qualicum Beach
The main industries in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach area are tourism, retail, services, construction and light industry. Technology companies are successfully serving clients around the world from their home base in Parksville - Qualicum Beach, B.C.
Tourism is the single largest contributor to the economy in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach region. The Oceanside Tourism Association estimates that direct tourism spending was about $112 million in 2012. Visitors are attracted by long, beautiful sandy beaches that have been dubbed “Canada's Riviera” and “Canada’s Carmel”. In addition, Parksville - Qualicum Beach, B.C. offers many outdoor, year-round recreational activities as well as urban amenities including spas, unique shops and fine dining.
There are many opportunities for businesses to serve the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to the Parksville-Qualicum Beach region each year.
Parksville-Qualicum Beach Business Resources
- City of Parksville – Business
- Town of Qualicum Beach – Business
- Regional District of Nanaimo
- Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce
- Parksville Downtown Business Association
- Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Vancouver Island Lighthouse Country – Business
- Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association
- Tourism Vancouver Island
List of organizations and associations that support businesses in the Parksville - Qualicum Beach region of central Vancouver Island, B.C.