The City of Armstrong – The “Heart of Country” prides itself on welcoming entrepreneurs to place where families and businesses can grow and thrive.
With solid roots in farming and agriculture, Armstrong continues to maintain its position as the economic, social and cultural centre of the fertile Spallumcheen Valley. From specialty shops to second hand treasure troves, from agribusiness to agritourism, the City of Armstrong is a vibrant community for business and ventures of all shapes and sizes.
Our supportive town and council is committed to growth through responsible taxation policies, simplified regulations, and a “can do” attitude towards new initiatives. If you’re contemplating a new business venture, seeking to expand your successful enterprise, or looking to relocate in search of opportunity, the City of Armstrong is happy to provide you with resources, support, and assistance.
We welcome the opportunity to be a part of your business investment planning and offer our professional experience to advise you as you consider starting a business in our community. Let our residents and other businesses support your ongoing success as you join a wonderful and growing city in the heart of the Spallumcheen Valley. Find your business future in Armstrong, where we take pride in our past, enjoy the spirit of our present, and seek to realize the visions for our future.
A valid business license is required for all businesses operating within the City of Armstrong. For information and directions on how to apply for a business license or renewal, as well as fees, deadlines, and options available for companies operating within Okanagan – Similkameen Region, please review our available resources.
If you run a mobile business – a business operating from a motor vehicle, trailer or cycle as defined and licensed under the Motor Vehicle Act, please review the information and resources regarding Mobile Vendor licenses, fees, and insurance coverage required for operation within the City of Armstrong.
City Sidewalk Permits
For businesses wishing to use City sidewalks for signage, displays, seating, or other promotion, a City Sidewalk permit is required. Permit information and applications can be found here. Please note that any signage displayed with City limits must comply with the City of Armstrong’s Sign Bylaw.
If you want to get involved, find a team, or join a local community organization, there are plenty of options and opportunities for you in our resource library.
The City is happy to provide access to BizPaL– an innovative online service that provides you with simplified access to information on business permits, licenses, and other requirements needed to establish, operate, and grow your business. Learn more about this free online tool designed to make life easier while working with local government.
Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization made up of volunteer member representatives, and provides services to visitors, the community, and it’s businesses. Consisting of a board of directors, staff and volunteers, the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce promotes products and services made and provided in the area.