Vernon has experienced substantial development over the past few years. The City has a high concentration of entrepreneurs, a high business success rate, an optimistic outlook as well as good public policy - all key components to a successful and progressive business community. The economic development department is committed to attracting new investment from inside and outside the community and creating a community where people and businesses want to be.
Building activity in Vernon was down slightly, but still surpassed $127 Million in Building Permits and set a record for new units at 574. Major projects included:
- Creekview Heights - 1697 Deleenheer Rd - Three 72 unit apartment buildings (216 total) ($24M Building Permit)
- Best Western Premier - 5350 Anderson Way. 116 room and 85 seat restaurant ($9.35M Building Permit)
- FreshCo - 3417 30 Avenue. Renovations and Facade Changes to former Safeway. ($3M Building Permit