About Comox Valley
The Comox Valley is a region on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, that includes the city of Courtenay, the town of Comox, the village of Cumberland, and the unincorporated settlements of Royston, Union Bay, Fanny Bay, Black Creek and Merville.
With its central Vancouver Island location and transportation links, the Comox Valley is one of the largest regions on the Island, boasting a diverse economic base and an extraordinary quality of life. Direct access to a growing trading area is provided via the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) serviced by major carriers including Air Canada and WestJet, mainland BC Ferry service, and harbour to harbour flights to downtown Vancouver. This accessibility has established the Comox Valley as a strategic mid-Island hub for investment across key sectors including agri-food production & agri-tech innovation, tourism, as well as residential & commercial development. The area also boasts a combination of amenities unlike other Island communities including the largest full-service ski & snowboard resort, a new regional hospital coupled by a post-secondary college, and Canada’s only west coast Canadian Forces Base 19 Wing Comox, another significant economic driver in the Comox Valley.
The Comox Valley is growing as a home to technology professionals and entrepreneurs who have chosen to change the way they live, work and play.
Through events, organizations, and targeted networking, a thriving community of tech oriented businesses and individuals have multiple opportunities for connection, from CEO’s and entrepreneurs to freelancers and students. You are sure to meet many that have chosen to start their own enterprises and/or relocate and work remotely.
The local tech workforce has been under development for several years at both the secondary and post secondary levels. Local secondary schools offer digital design and engineering courses and sport robotics teams that compete internationally. North Island College offers one and two-year digital design and web development programs, and we’re only an hour away from Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.
Comox Valley – map of zoning and other key local resources
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Tech Investment Opportunities
Work in Tech
Join an active tech workforce, including entrepreneurs, remote workers, consultants and freelancers.
Move Your Business
Fast internet, vibrant culture and affordable lifestyle. There are a lot of things that make the Comox Valley ideal for remote technology professionals who can live locally and work globally.
The Comox Valley has strong local industries, such as aquaculture, forestry and senior living, using new technologies to solve problems and advance. Bring your ideas and change the world!
Investing in a Business
Local governments in the Comox Valley including the City of Courtenay and Town of Comox have prioritized downtown development as part of their annual strategic plans which have resulted in the development of specific tools, action plans, and programs. Please click on the following links to learn more.
The Comox Valley offers the comforts of the city, from breweries, restaurants and burgeoning arts & culture, as well as the benefits of living in an affordable, livable, recreation-rich and family-friendly Vancouver Island location. A perfect mix for those seeking a work/life balance, and interested in being part of a growing tech-oriented business community.
As a place to live and work, the Comox Valley has a lot to offer: affordable homes, close proximity to outdoor activities, an abundance of locally produced foods, beautiful surroundings, good schools, lots of playgrounds and family activities, world-class skiing, snowboarding, mountain-biking, and decent weather all year round.