BCBusiness in partnership with BCEDA and Comox Valley Economic Development
Diversity and quality of life
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, as well as mainland BC Ferries 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 and agri-tech innovation, tourism, and residential and commercial development. The area also boasts a combination of amenities unlike other Island communities, including the largest full-service ski and snowboard resort, a new regional hospital, coupled with a post-secondary college, and Canada’s only West Coast Canadian Forces Base 19 Wing Comox, with a new Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Training Centre currently under construction—another significant economic driver in the Comox Valley.
Comox Valley Economic Development