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Work hard, play harder: The best of everything is waiting for you in Salmon Arm

Welcome to Salmon Arm, a small city with big ideas that looks across lakes and mountains toward a thriving business scene.

Nestled along the shores of the breathtaking Shuswap Lake, within the Secwepemc Nation Traditional Territory, in British Columbia’s Southern Interior, is Salmon Arm—a fast-growing community with an emerging innovation hub set against a spectacular natural backdrop. The city of 20,000 has exciting jobs in every sector and is in the heart of a region projected to develop 115,000 new jobs over the next ten years—but that’s not even the best part.

“Our exceptional lifestyle has attracted the very best talent who are leading our high-tech companies, advanced manufacturing firms and agritech businesses,” says Mayor Alan Harrison. “With a beautiful four-season climate and excellent access to healthcare, education, sports and outdoor recreation, Salmon Arm offers authentic community, real prosperity and true opportunity. There’s room for you here!”

The city is strategically located at the key transportation crossroads of Hwy 1 and 97B and thrives as the service centre for a regional population of approximately 60,000 residents. It boasts a strong start-up climate, supported by the Salmon Arm Innovation Centre, which offers shared economy opportunities. Residents also enjoy an affordable cost of living—whether you choose a single–family home, an acreage, an apartment or condo, Salmon Arm can offer you what you need at a price point that won’t break the bank.

Don’t forget the rich arts and culture scene—the Roots and Blues Festival in July is always a favourite and Song Sparrow Hall hosts concerts year-round. Sports lovers have cheered on participants in the Salty Dog Enduro bike race for the past 22 years and will be ready for action when Salmon Arm hosts the 55+ BC Games in September 2024.

Enjoy scenery, fresh air and good-for-the-soul weather in abundance. Follow productive days with relaxed evenings on the lake, on the trails, at cafes, at the movies or at the rink. With a long growing season, warm Shuswap climate and weekly farmers’ markets where you’ll meet up with all your neighbours, you can always have access to locally grown food. Bring your food ideas to Salmon Arm’s Zest Commercial Food Hub, a facility designed to help get your great food and beverage business off the ground.

“In Salmon Arm, there’s always a seat at the table for new families, new talent and new entrepreneurs,” Mayor Harrison says. “Working together—and we know this from experience—we serve up our best. Salmon Arm is a small city with big, attractive ideas. We’re not just looking for the next big thing, we’re planning to be a part of it!”

Reach out to Salmon Arm Economic Development Society to find out more.

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