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Lee Pratt
Mayor of Cranbrook


Don McCormick
Mayor of Kimberley



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Darren Brewer – Cranbrook: 250-919-9792

Schaun Goodeve – Kimberley: 250-427-9666

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About 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.

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Available Land Inventory

Entrepreneurs, we’ve been waiting for you! CKDI has numerous business opportunities, from an existing selection of commercial and retail space to raw serviced land.

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Our Competitive Advantage

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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Our workforce is socially cohesive and highly motivated. A majority of the population has post-secondary education, with higher levels of accreditation in the trades. The award-winning College of the Rockies, based in Cranbrook, offers a range of trades certifications and University transfer programs. It also has a robust contract learning program for those wanting customized training. Both Cranbrook and Kimberley are among the 4% of Canadians who have fibre optic internet.

Our region is becoming one of the new hot spots for the millennial generation. Property prices are small and lifestyle big.

Established local industries in our region:

Established local industries in our region:

  • Manufacturing
  • Shipping and logistics
  • Natural resources and value added
  • Alternative energy
  • Clean technology
  • Mobile workers
  • Aviation
  • Life sciences
  • Tourism and ecotourism

By The Numbers

By The Numbers

  • Land: $7,500 per acre for unserviced industrial land}
  • Housing: Average single family detached home is $250,000.
  • Electricity: Between $0.08 – $0.11 KWh.
  • Commercial space: For rent $5.00 – $10.00 per square foot.

From new high-tech upstarts to value added manufacturing or home-based knowledge workers that service global clients, businesses in our region see the benefit of low costs and access to experienced support services.

Both communities have business friendly local governments with elected officials who know what it takes to run successful businesses, and who strive to make business easier. We have competitive industrial property tax rates and incentives to encourage investment.

Did you know? British Columbia has the lowest corporate and personal tax rates in Canada. In 2015, the average personal tax rate was lower in B.C. than in any other province (less than 30% for first $100K income). B.C.’s 11% corporate tax rate is the lowest in Canada.



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.

In less than an hour, you can also be exploring huge networks of backcountry forestry roads and nearby parks, which provide access to high alpine peaks.



The region’s temperate climate is favourable to life here, with an average summer temperature of 25C, and average winter high temperatures of only a few degrees below zero. With over 300 days of annual sunshine, our region is also the sunniest in B.C.

It’s the perfect place to raise a family

Our communities are close-knit and connected by 30 kilometres of pristine paved pathway. We have theatres for visual and performing arts, aquatic centres, municipal recreation facilities and several conferencing facilities.

You see, people don’t end up here by chance, they choose to be here. They want to work hard, then play. They say no to long commutes and seek affordability for their businesses and families. They want their kids to have the ultimate childhood, growing up in a secure community and having access to higher education, business and outdoor recreation. They want more, without a sacrifice.