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People want to live here: between our two communities, we had a 15.4% growth in the population from 2011 to 2016.

High levels of overall business satisfaction reported for Kimberley

Credit: Province of BC

The results of a new Business Retention and Expansion Survey show that business is going well for many entrepreneurs in Kimberley, B.C.

A total of 100 business owners were recently surveyed and over 90% of them said that they are satisfied with the business environment. Over 50% said their level of satisfaction is more positive today than it was a year ago, and 43% said they plan on expanding their operations within the next two years.

The results also indicate that Kimberley businesses are very well supported by the local market, with 83% of business owners having reported that Kimberley and the surrounding Kootenay area is their primary market.

Schaun Goodeve, Manager of Economic Development for the City of Kimberley, is encouraged by the results.

“One of the biggest takeaways that I had from the survey was certainly that the general sentiment from the business community is very strong (and) that they are feeling very positive about their current situation and very positive about the future,” said Goodeve.

The survey was carried out by MDB Insights over the first quarter of 2019. Click here to read more and hear an audio clip from Goodeve.