Economic Development Office



With Prince Rupert surging forward as one of North America’s fastest growing ports, it is an exciting time to do business in our City. The City of Prince Rupert strives to provide assistance for business start-up, expansion or relocation to Prince Rupert. We believe our services provide the means for all residents to increase their standard of living, and provide leadership in creating the conditions for a thriving economy including encouraging a skilled labour force, a modern infrastructure and an attractive quality of life. We also work in close partnership with business and the Provincial and Federal governments to achieve these goals.

Prince Rupert Economic Development Office works to make Prince Rupert and the surrounding area the premier location for new business ventures. As the communities lead economic development agency, we work with businesses to facilitate growth, expedite local, national and international business investment development opportunities, collaborate with all levels of government and promote sustainable economic growth.


Investment Information Portal

Looking to start a business in Prince Rupert? We have an online toolkit that's right for you! Check out our investment portal at: to learn more about Prince Rupert's advantages, the economic climate, opportunities and resources to support your business. 


Love Prince Rupert

The Love Prince Rupert program is part of a growing network of locally-owned and operated businesses looking to support one another in Northern BC, and keep dollars circulating in our local economies. The Love Prince Rupert website also provides a directory of all that local business has to offer in Prince Rupert. 

Businesses who subscribe to the program, which costs a one-time $100 fee, will receive: 
- A professional photo shoot 
- A customized online profile on 
- Linkage with online tools like local product finders and maps, available through our website 
- Opportunities to share your business at local Love Prince Rupert events 

Is your business interested in participating in the program, or would like to hear more about it? 

Sign Up




Prince Rupert Economic Development Office

424 3rd Ave West        

Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L7



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Paul Vendittelli

Manager of Transportation and Economic Development

City of Prince Rupert

Tel: (250) 627-5138