Construction is underway on a $10-million trades-training facility at College of the Rockies’ main campus in Cranbrook.
Welcome to CKDI
Investors and entrepreneurs, this website is for you. Here, through the Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Initiative (CKDI), you will find all the need-to-know information about current economic opportunities in our region – a region that’s poised for unprecedented growth.
Yes, you read that right. There is a wave of excitement among Cranbrook-Kimberley businesses, and with the current economic climate, conditions in our region are favourable for both new and existing businesses to thrive.
We invite you to learn more about our location and workforce and why so many people are choosing to live, work and play here. Visit our workforce and sectors page to get a feel for the local market and established sectors that are prepared for uptake.
What’s it like to live here? Glad you asked! Go to our lifestyle page to learn about our two communities and the many recreational opportunities our region has to offer.
Lots more to come
You’ll want to keep an eye on this website because we’ll be adding local success stories and lots of additional information that we hope will help you get a better idea of what’s happening in the Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone.
Of course, there some things you will have to see for yourself. That’s why through CKDI, you can book a regional familiarization tour and explore our business landscape.
Free listing service
Maybe it’s that you currently operate in the Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone and have a business or land for sale. To share your opportunity, you can sign up to our website and we’ll post your listing for free. Local realtors, we hope you use this service because your business listings will reach a huge audience of target buyers.
Looking for land or existing business opportunities? Browse our available listings.
Talk with our mayors
We know that looking for a place to start or grow your business isn’t easy. That’s why when you contact us, your message goes directly to our elected leaders, who are ready to answer any of your questions.