Nelson is located in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, midway between Calgary and Vancouver, and close to the U.S border. Nelson has a core population of about 9,500, and the city is the main service and business centre for residents in the surrounding villages and rural unincorporated areas. Nelson is served by a major east-west highway, and the regional airport is located in nearby Castlegar.
The main economic drivers for the region are education, technology, light industry and small business. We welcome inquiries from entrepreneurs and developers interested in more information on doing business in the City of Nelson.