Mike Delves, MNP, Mid-Island Business Initiative

“Even with increased real estate prices, our cost of living in the Mid-Island remains low compared to Vancouver and other larger centres, so we are attracting people, adding to our labour force and contributing to economic growth…”


Kim Smythe, President & CEO, Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce 

“There has been an uptick in startups and entrepreneurial activity reflecting a larger, national trend. Vancouver Island University is graduating international MBAs who are, more and more often, exercising their entrepreneurial energy to work themselves into the economy. The region’s alluring quality and cost of living attributes are a big attraction to startups, entrepreneurs and small business in general.”