Kamloops and Region
Key Industries & Economic Sectors
The city of Kamloops’ economy is strong and diverse. Forestry, mining, retail and agriculture have always anchored the economy of Kamloops as core, or driver, industries. Today, the emerging areas of technology, bioenergy, sustainable industry and tourism are strengthening our economic base and contributing to the city’s dynamic growth.
With its well established transportation networks, infrastructure and growing university, Kamloops is attracting and supporting an ever increasing number of large businesses and major corporations in many sectors. The accessibility to markets, unparalleled natural environment, cosmopolitan urban areas and unique lifestyle all play a significant role for choosing to do business in Kamloops.
Core or Driver Industries
These industries are marked by significant export activity, bring new dollars into the economy, root supply chains and will continue to serve as core or driver industries for years to come.
These industries are typically newer industries in the early stages of growth and are starting to stake their claim to compete in the community.