Golden, BC has a very diverse and vibrant business community, which extends widely throughout the Kicking Horse Country covering Donald, Blaeberry, Golden, Nicholson, Field and Parson. Thriving businesses, a solid industrial base and a growing tourism sector, make Golden BC is a vibrant community with abundant growth potential. Kicking Horse Country is surrounded by National Parks, located at the junction of two major highways, and is just a 2 1/2 hour drive west of Calgary. This is a place where you will find economic diversity at its best with three major employers representing three different sectors; tourism, forestry and transportation.
Here are your top 5 reasons to open or buy a business in Golden, BC.
- Community – You’ll find the residents of Golden BC to be some of the friendliest, most open people you’ll ever meet. In this town people genuinely love to help each other. Attracted to the community’s lifestyle, many residents themselves are new and are motivated to make connections. Golden has an active arts & cultural scene that sustains year-round performances, numerous club-supported recreation activities, and excellent family-focused services.
- Growth – Golden BC is becoming a prime tourist destination, with many exciting opportunities for your business idea. Our geographic location is smack dab in the middle of 6 national parks, right off the Trans Canada Hwy 1 and only 2.5 hours from a major city.
- Outdoor Adventure Hot Spot – Our Backyard is Better than Your Vacation! Golden BC has it all! The easy family strolls on the river trails, a world-renowned ski hill, a Nordic Centre and numerous adrenaline pumping sports.
- Business Support Network – We have a well-diversified economy with a strong business support system and a business-friendly government that will help guide your new venture idea into reality.
- Affordable – Costs matter to those starting up a business; this is true for housing, office rental, childcare and employee costs. And with some of the lowest property taxes and development fees, you will find Golden one of the most affordable places to set up shop.
The dream of becoming an entrepreneur can become a reality in Golden BC; there are many thriving small businesses for sale for anyone looking for a turn key business to purchase. For those aspiring entrepreneurs with a dream there are opportunities for start ups in all sectors as people choose Golden as a community where they want to live, work and play.