Business and Employment
People need access to good jobs. A healthy community must include a variety of employment opportunities.
The continued expansion of the Kelowna International Airport provides important infrastructure for business expansion.
Continue to support the YLW drive to 1.6 million passengers per year.
Create a healthy climate that allows business to grow.
UBCO expansion will continue to provide business and academic opportunities.
Transportation improvements (New roads, expanded public transit, new bicycle paths etc.) are important infrastructure improvements that will provide business the tools to expand.
Keep Business taxes at reasonable levels. Kelowna business tax is approximately 2.09 X the residential tax rate. Kelowna's business tax rate is one of the lowest in BC. (Less than 3X is considered business friendly)
Healthy business will lead to healthy employment.