Quick Facts
  • Population
    • Greater Penticton:  43 300
    • Retail Market:  110 000
  • Regional Labour Force:  46 000
  • Unemployment Rate:  4.5%
  • Annual Regional Growth Projection:  2.5%
  • 2006 City of Penticton Building Permits:  $143.3 million

  For further information:

Wayne Tebbutt, EcD.
Economic Development Services
553 Railway Street
Penticton, BC V2A 8S3

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Convenient Location
Located in south central region of British Columbia, collectively known as the Okanagan Valley, Penticton is easily accessible from major urban centres. 

By Highway, the City is 5 hours from Seattle, WA, or Vancouver, BC and 8 hours from Calgary AB. 

The Penticton Airport has six flights a day to Vancouver as well as daily service to Calgary.  

The Kelowna International Airport, just 1 hour away, has daily flights to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle, and Victoria, with connections to other North American destinations

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Strong Stable Economy
Based on Agriculture, tourism and manufacturing, Penticton's economy is strong and growing.

Construction starts are at an all time high with over 1500 units proposed to begin between 2006 / 2007.

A significant retired population helps keep the economy stable

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Diversified Skilled Workforce
Area employers speak of the dedication and loyalty of their workers.  The Okanagan Valley's lifestyle attracts skilled workers from across Canada who are well educated, eager to work and looking for long term employment.

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Quality Lifestyle
Penticton has the most attractive climate of all Canadian cities according to Environment Canada.  Over 2100 hours of sunshine and only 15 inches of rain annually gives this area a comfortable climate year round.

The City surrounded by 2 fresh water lakes and gentle rolling mountains.  A wide variety of outdoor recreational activities is augmented by amenities such as an indoor pool, 2 ice arenas, tennis courts, curling rink, and other public recreational facilities.

A complete range range of retail services and public education facilities, and a full spectrum of medical services including a 135 bed acute care hospital round out the advantages that Penticton has to offer as a place to so business and a place to live.

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Locations West Realty
484 Main Street, Penticton, BC
V2A 5C5

Toll Free:  1-800-864-4567
Phone:  250-492-4567


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