Pouce Coupe is open for business. The Village is conveniently located along a major highway corridor just minutes from Dawson Creek. Near the halfway point between the major commercial hubs of Fort St. John, B.C. and Grande Prairie, Alberta, Pouce Coupe see hundreds of vehicles travel through its community every day. A traffic study conducted by the Ministry of Transportation in 2017 confirmed that over 750 vehicles pass through Pouce Coupe every hour.
Commercially zoned land along the highway offers the opportunity to attract new business from the hundreds of visitors passing through. Along the highway you will see a gas station with convenience store, carwash, liquor store and the third privately owned non-medical cannabis store to open in B.C. There are also hotels, motels, a restaurant, quilt shop, spa and more.
What makes Pouce Coupe appealing for a business start-up is it offers lower commercial tax rates and licensing costs than Dawson Creek, with a nearby location that offers the same access to supplies and manpower that may not be available locally. Reaching a target audience can be done through a variety of advertising sources including TV and radio, a weekly newspaper and billboards in the area.
For people seeking employment, the South Peace is a diverse economic region with opportunities in oil and gas, agriculture, forestry, mining, tourism and renewable energy. Residents enjoy a lucrative lifestyle compared to our southern B.C. counterparts due to a combination of above average wages and below average living expenses.