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Cranbrook tops $34 million in year-end construction values
The largest city in southeastern B.C. begins a new year with strong economic evidence that it will be the place to invest in 2018
The last two years have set a new precedent for the Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone. In 2016, the City of Cranbrook saw a 50% growth in construction values over the previous year. Those values, which totalled $26,009,231, shot up once again in 2017 for a total of $34,412,242.
Institutional projects went up $12 million, driven primarily by the College of the Rockies’ new trades facility, which is set to be complete April 2018. The commercial sector also saw a $3.3 million increase for a total of $5,451,182 in 2017.
According to David Kim, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Cranbrook, there is a lot of confidence in the local economy. On the horizon are some significant projects that will add up to as much as $20 million in the first part of 2018.
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