10 Reasons To Do Business Here
The Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone is ripe for new startups and growing businesses and here are 10 reasons why:
We’re a critical hub for mining, forestry and other primary resources. We have a strong sector infrastructure and an experienced workforce—and we’ve been that way for over a century.
The region is located on Canada’s trans-national Highway #3. We’re only one hour from Canada’s largest trade partner and two hours from the Alberta border.
Situated at the junction of Highway 3 East-West and Highway 95 North-South, our region is covered in every direction, coming and going.
Shipping and transport infrastructure, including air, rail and multi-modal facilities, are in place.
Both major centres of Cranbrook and Kimberley are situated just 15 minutes from the Canadian Rockies International Airport.
Our region boasts a total immediate market reach of 100,000 people and an additional 4.5 million within a four-hour drive.
A high-quality local labour force exists, with higher than average education levels and an incredibly diverse array of talent and experience. These are people who want to live, work and play in the region they were raised.
The well-renowned College of the Rockies specializes in industry partnerships for trade and contract training.
Low land and labour costs are a significant competitive advantage, particularly when combined with existing amenities and infrastructure.
Rocky Mountain living, recreational opportunities and strong communities promote labour force stability and provide attractive incentives for all employees.