53Economic Development
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4Assistance For Business
Resources - Business
Business Financing
Wage Subsidy Programs
Business Tax Credit Programs
5Assistance for Non-profit Societies
1Grant Writing Assistance
Request for Assistance Form
3Find a Grant
Local Government Grants
Not for Profit - Community Group Grants
Other Grant Links
1Resources - Non-Profit
GST-HST for non profit organizations
27Regional Information
15Regional Profile
7Electoral Area Information
Electoral Area A, Smithers Rural
Electoral Area B, Burns Lake Rural
Electoral Area C, Fort St James Rural
Electoral Area D, Fraser Lake Rural
Electoral Area E, Francois/Ootsa Rural
Electoral Area F, Vanderhoof Rural
Electoral Area G, Houston Rural
8Municipality Information
Smithers
Telkwa
Houston
Granisle
Burns Lake
Fraser Lake
Fort St James
Vanderhoof
3Demographics
Census Data
Tax Rates
Labour Statistics
4Industry Sectors
Forestry
Mining
Agriculture
Tourism
4Transportation
Road
Rail
Sea
Air
Industrial Land Inventories
Bulkley-Nechako Directory
Community Initiatives
8RDBN Business Events
4RDBN Business Forum
2014 RDBN Business Forum – Fort St James
2012 RDBN Business Forum – Smithers
2011 RDBN Business Forum –Vanderhoof
2010 RDBN Business Forum – Burns Lake
4Start-Up Business Contest
2017 RDBN Start-up Business Contest
2013 RDBN Start-up Business Contest
2012 Start-Up Business Contest
2011 Start-Up Business Contest
4Economic Development Projects
RDBN Image Bank
Regional Skills Gap Analysis
Regional Photo Contest
Action Plan
Economic Development Contacts
Links

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is centrally located in Northern B.C. between Prince George and Prince Rupert. It is home to 39,208 people living in eight municipalities including Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers, and surrounding rural areas. The RDBN boasts a connected transportation and communication network, prosperous forestry, mining, agriculture, and tourism industries and extensive year-round recreational opportunities.

Transportation infrastructure in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is meeting the needs of growing industrial, residential, and visitor traffic. Highway 16 is the major transportation route for truck and vehicle traffic in the region. The rail system is well established and delivers products from around Canada destined to Asia markets, via the Port of Prince Rupert. The Port is the shortest route for containers heading to Asian markets.
There are five community airports and one regional airport within the region. The community airports provide varying degrees of service from year-round to snow free only access. The airports provide vital transportation links for the region’s resource industries . The Smithers Regional Airport offers passenger flights to Vancouver, Terrace, Prince George, Kamloops, and Kelowna. Helicopter bases are located throughout the region.

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