Invest in Prince George

British Columbia, Canada

A growing vibrant city supported by a diverse and sustainable regional resource economy.

Economic Development Contact

Keenan Hopson | Economic Development Officer
250-561-7582 |  

Welcome to the City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, a vibrant community that offers its residents a balanced quality of life with abundant recreation, health and education amenities, an affordable cost of living and a wide range of economic opportunities.

Prince George is situated in the heart of British Columbia, 800km north of Vancouver, British Columbia via Highway 97 and 740km west of Edmonton, Alberta via Highway 16. The city is situated where Highway 97 and Highway 16 intersect and where the Fraser River joins the Nechako River. Located on the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, Prince George is surrounded by vast natural beauty, yet offers full urban amenities and superior connectivity to global destinations.

Prince George’s location gives it a strategic role in the transfer of products from the northern region to domestic, US and international markets. Prince George is also the major supply and service centre for Northern BC’s population of more than 320,000 people.

The Prince George economy is well-diversified across all sectors. Over recent decades, Prince George has developed from a mainly forest-based economy to a city that has a strong natural resource base and also supplies goods and services for a broad range of sector activities throughout Northern BC, within Canada and internationally. Prince George’s five largest employment sectors include: wholesale & retail trade, manufacturing, health care & social assistance, accommodation & food services, and construction. Over the past decade, combined employment in these sectors has grown more than 21%, increasing the relative presence of the sectors in the city’s economy, and contributing to economic strength and stability. The traditional forestry and forest products manufacturing sectors have also evolved to include new markets, innovations and opportunities such as bioenergy, and the mining sector has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the city as businesses capitalize on mineral resource development across the region.

The city has a thriving arts scene, with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, live theatre groups including the professional Theatre North West, dance companies, the Two Rivers art gallery and a number of museums and movie theatres.

The city’s world class facilities provide a range of sporting and recreation activities, with eighteen outdoor and six indoor soccer fields, seven ice rinks, seventy tennis courts, two aquatic facilities (one deemed world class), many gyms (one with largest indoor running track in BC), curling rinks and numerous other sporting facilities. Prince George is also well known for its outdoor amenities, with 120 parks within city limits, downhill and cross country ski facilities, outdoor rinks, campsites, golf courses and many other outdoor facilities. Only a 10 minute drive in any direction brings residents and visitors in contact with the great outdoors.

Local Investment Opportunities

Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Economic Development Contact

Keenan Hopson
Economic Development Officer
City of Prince George

Community Contacts


Lyn Hall
City of Prince George

Community Contact

Kathleen Soltis
City Manager
City of Prince George

Chamber of Commerce Contact

Prince George Chamber of Commerce

Community Futures Contact

Community Futures Fraser Fort George