Who is CKDI?
The Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Initiative (CKDI) is a non-profit society that was formed by local business leaders, the mayors and key municipal staff to present our region as one economic zone.
Their aim is to:
- Attract new businesses
- Facilitate growth
- Produce jobs
- Reduce upwards pressure on tax rates
- Increase the population
In other words, CKDI wants the region to grow and thrive.
Along with the municipalities, over 50 businesses have invested their own money into targeted sales and marketing activities – which are overseen by an eight-person board of contributing local business leaders.
Entrepreneurs looking for irresistible business opportunities, CKDI is here for you.
LOCATION, LIFESTYLE & NUMBERS
The Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone has the location that makes business easier. As the economic hub for southeastern B.C., the Zone is home to regional health and government services, transportation, logistics and warehousing.
Our lifestyle is unparalleled. With the Rocky Mountains, rivers and lakes just minutes from our doorstep, we have access to some of B.C.’s best skiing, golfing, biking and fishing opportunities. Plus, we have a burgeoning arts scene and an emerging health and wellness industry.
Industry and Workforce
The Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Zone has everything you need to start or grow your business, at a fraction of the cost of almost anywhere else in Canada.
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- CRANBROOK-KIMBERLEY COMMUNITY PROFILE
- LABOUR FORCE
- BUSINESS CLIMATE
… and much more!
Questions? We Have Answers.
There has never been a better time to look at investing and developing your business in our region. Don’t just take our word for it here – reach out and talk directly with our elected leaders…
When you contact CKDI, your message goes directly to the mayor of Kimberley and Cranbrook. Whether you have a specific question about the economy, would like to arrange a tour of our region or simply want to chat, we want to hear from you: