Overview of Economic Development
The City of Whitehorse is committed to playing an active role in creating a healthy, vibrant, and prosperous community. In May 2015, City Council adopted the Community Economic Development Strategy to guide economic development activities within Whitehorse. The strategy is implemented by the City's Economic Development Coordinator.
Learn More about Doing Business in Whitehorse
- View our Economic Development Data Platform for up-to-date info and stats on the local business climate.
- Business Resource Portal - Coming soon.
- Watch our 10 minute YouTube video: The Right Climate for Business.
The City undertook a public survey regarding Short-Term Rental Housing in 2019. The results of this survey can be found in our 'What We Heard' document.
At this time, the City is not proposing to pursue further regulation on short-term rental housing. However, attainable housing is a strategic priority for Council, so the City will review housing regulations, in general, as part of the upcoming Zoning Bylaw Review process (start date to be confirmed). Stakeholder engagement will be a major component of this process.
Business Meetings and Outreach
Are you a business owner or entrepreneur and would like to speak with us? Have an economic development related idea, project, or issue? We are always interested to learn what the City of Whitehorse can do to support your initiative. Contact the Economic Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 334-1083.
Documents and resources
- Community Economic Development Strategy (under review)
- Downtown Retail and Entertainment Strategy
- Official Community Plan(under review)
- Resource Development Preparedness Strategy
- Whitehorse Sustainability Plan
- General statistics - Provides a Yukon-wide, overall statistics plus breakout statistics for each community.
- Yukon Fact Sheet - Provides a quick synopsis of the Yukon stats including populations, government, employment rate, and inflation rate.
- Economic Statistics - Find information on the Yukon's employment, population, prices, sales, real-estate, and tourism.
- Mining information - Find information on maps, data, publications, land usage, statistics and more . This Yukon government branch regulates exploration and mining activity in the Yukon.
- Yukon Geological Survey - Provides geoscience and related technical information about the Yukon’s geology, mineral deposits and hydrocarbons, in addition to maps and publications.
- Yukon tourism statistics - Provides statistics that will aid businesses in the Tourism Industry.