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City of Merritt


"The City of Merritt is a progressive, attractive, economically viable city that is socially responsible and environmentally sustainable."

As the second largest city centre in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, the City of Merritt acts as the gateway to all other major highways to the B.C. Interior. Ranching, farming, forestry, transportation, and tourism are the primary industries supporting Merritt's local economy. Merritt is near to the Douglas Lake Cattle Company, Canada's largest working cattle ranch.

The City of Merritt offers outstanding facilities and amenities, a youthful labour force and an urban lifestyle in a country setting. Investors looking for a long-term sustainable environment to grow their business need to look no further than the City of Merritt. Merritt has significant “baby boomer” and “baby bounce” populations. Of the 7,113 strong population, 30% is under 25. Merritt has a diverse business community. With such a mix of experience and youth, the labour force can meet the long-term sustainable growth of any business.