Leading economic development & tourism in a vibrant community with an exceptional quality of life.
Formed in 2009, The Hope Business and Development Society was created to oversee the completion and execution of the newly identified Economic Development Plan on behalf of the District of Hope. Operating as a non-profit organization, Hope Business Development Society manages the investment portfolio, the Hope Cascade & Canyons Tourism Region, Lifestyle initiatives, and the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Visitor Centre & Museum for the quaint mountain community of Hope, British Columbia.
The Hope Business and Development Society is an arm’s length organization funded by the District of Hope working on various initiatives with goals set but not limited to:
These goals are achieved through business and resident attraction, as well as marketing the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Tourism Region.
The Hope Business and Development Society is located near the downtown core, at 919 Water Avenue. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the office is currently closed to the public. However, the Visitor Centre remains open daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for drive-by services. Other appointments can be completed virtually or on-site.
Guide and influence development by attracting new residents, visitors, and investors through tourism and outreach. Collaborate on local initiatives that focus on asset development, workforce development, business retention and expansion, and economic opportunities.
Foster and develop a sustainable and diversified local economy for Hope and the surrounding region.
Promote Hope, Cascades & Canyons as the best place to live, invest, relocate, and do business.
Foster regional economic development initiatives.
Foster a viable economic development office with broad community input.
Promoting a business-friendly atmosphere that fosters growth and development, helping to balance the municipal tax load
Develop strategies and programs to encourage marketing opportunities and new investment beneficial to the economy.
Work with the Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) to promote tourism initiatives.
We take pride in our community
We have a positive and progressive approach to change and innovation
We focus on leadership and building partnerships matter.
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