Community Businesses

Creative Interests

Develop strong sustainable local economies
Develop strong sustainable community businesses
Develop community resources
Develop community relationships
Increase contribution to community development
Increase contribution to communities we are creating


Why Buy Local in British Columbia
Technology in British Columbia



BCTIA Innovation Hub
BCTIA Centre for Growth
Buy Local BC Week
Community Network Centres –  the art of creating community
Arts BC – creating a future for the arts

Creative community contributors


LOCO BC is a non-profit local business alliance working to strengthen communities, grow the local economy and build strong, sustainable businesses by encouraging a shift in local purchasing by consumers, businesses and institutions/government. Our work is predicated on the belief that economic sustainability, along with social and environmental sustainability forms the bedrock of healthy and resilient communities. We encourage purchasers to buy from B.C.-based companies, and to buy B.C. goods and services based on a shared commitment to strong communities, a healthy environment, meaningful employment and fair trade practices.


Your BIABC provides unique networking opportunities, access to marketing campaigns to help businesses succeed, assists with renewal efforts, hosts annual conferences and regional strategy meetings, enables member sharing through regular electronic newsletters and is a leader in social media coverage. BIABC also provides technical BIA resources and information such as the BIA Start Up Manual, and the BIA Best Practices Manual. These invaluable resources are employed by new and established BIAs alike.



We support tech companies at all stages of growth and development – from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies, and large global players. The British Columbia Technology Industry Association works to improve British Columbia’s competitiveness and visibility by advancing the development of BC’s tech powerhouse – an industry of almost 9,000 companies that employ over 90,000 skilled professionals today.


Creative community centres

Community Development Centre
Centre for Community Enterprise
Centre for Creative Communities