Economic Development & Investor Services

Kitimat is an energy hub on British Columbia's Pacific Inland Coast – a magnificent location where residents live large and pay less, all within a magnificent setting.

The economy of Kitimat revolves around manufacturing – close to 43% of the labour force is directly employed by heavy industry. A large portion of the remainder is made up of industrial supply/service companies and local retailers.

In the past few years, significant growth has been witnessed in the areas of tourism and sport fishing supplies/services. Other areas, including eco and adventure tours, have also seen progress.

The Economic Development & Investor Services Department promotes Kitimat and provides information and support services to industrial proponents, investors, small business owners, and tourism operators. To learn more about the department, please go to the Business Tab or use the links below: