Economic Development

Presently, the community is actively pursuing new light industry and commercial ventures; we are no longer primarily a single industry community. Clearwater abounds with outdoor recreation opportunities, fully serviced residential and commercial properties and, most important, a community prepared to encourage new business enterprise. For those entrepreneurs interested in business, Clearwater is the perfect place to establish a business. Contact the District Economic Development Officer at 250-674-2257 for more information on establishing a business in our community.


Clearwater’s climate, relaxing lifestyle and low cost of living is well suited for seniors and young working families. The community offers a safe and peaceful lifestyle that includes the amenities of a sustainable community including education, health care and recreational opportunities. A medical centre and full service hospital provides health care. Emergency services include a fire department, R.C.M.P. detachment and ambulance service. Education is available from kindergarten to grade 12 and post-secondary opportunities are available at the Community Resource Centre for the North Thompson and Thompson Rivers University outreach program. Recreational opportunities abound in the area with up to date facilities and a wilderness backcountry. Current infrastructure, which includes a modern seweage and water system, is capable of serving almost double the current population. Other services include financial, legal and realty offices, a mini mall, grocery store and over 135 other businesses to serve one's needs. Clearwater is the gateway to Wells Gray Provincial Park.

Search for investment opportunities in Clearwater by visiting the Opportunities BC Website.


Contact for Economic Development Officer
Leslie Groulx
Phone: 250-674-2257 or 250-674-8818 (cell)
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Economic Development Strategic Plan


In 2013 the Thompson-Nicola Regional District hired a contractor to develop and update Clearwater’s community profile.


To view a copy of the Clearwater Investment Ready Profile please click the document link below.


Progress Update on CEDSP
Date 2013-02-04 Filesize 485.42 KB Download 1384
Progress Update on CEDSP No. 2
Date 2014-07-02 Filesize 2.06 MB Download 667

In December 2005, Community Futures completed an economic development overview for the area. To view a copy of the North Thompson Economic Development Strategic Plan visit the link


You can view the Community Futures Community Profile for Clearwater and the Upper North Thompson by visiting the following link



Economic Development Links

Century 21 Rison Realty

River City Realty's Ole Kjenstad

Royal LePage Melissa Hole

Royal LePage Marilou Roy

Clearwater Times Newspaper