Investment goes beyond businesses for sale and startups, and Port Alberni is the region's natural choice for development. The city is strategically located on central Vancouver Island as the gateway between the island highway and the west coast, with a deep sea port, direct access to a tourism market of up to 1 million travellers and abundant natural resources found right here in the Alberni Valley. The opportunities for investment confirms what locals have always known: the City is becoming more attractive to live and work every day, and there is room to contribute to the positive growth already happening. 

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The Alberni Valley Welcomes Your Investment

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City of Port Alberni

The City uses a competitive bidding process to acquire many of the materials, equipment and services required by City departments. Decisions to award are based on the greatest return in quality, service and price.

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Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

Opportunities within the regional district include municipalities such as Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet and Bamfield; neighbouring electoral districts and First Nations communities on the west coast.

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Port Alberni Port Authority

A number of active investment opportunities exist with this critical City partner. The Port Authority is responsible for managing property use agreements, deep sea berths, commercial and recreational marinas and a campground.

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Revitalization Tax Exemption

The revitalization tax exemption program supports investment by encouraging property owners to create new commercial space, new multi-family residential space, and improve existing commercial buildings.

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Land for Development

Key parcels of land in the City are available for development. Ownership may be private, institutional, organizational or municipal and land may be zoned for low density multiple family, future development, institutional and core business.

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Western Vancouver Island's Deep Sea Port

Understanding the City's unique and strategic location for maritime trade and commerce. There's no other place like it.

Port Alberni is located at the terminus of the Alberni Inlet, home to one of the finest deep sea inland harbours in North America.

With a length of 40 kilometres and an average width of 1.5 kilometres, the Inlet can easily handle Panamax size vessels. The western end of the inlet widens at Barkley Sound, with the communities of Ucluelet and Tofino to its north and Bamfield to its south.

The waters are generally calm, free from navigational obstacles, ice free year round, and provide a direct shipping route to the Pacific Rim and international markets. 


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