The Kootenay region offers businesses access to a rich vein of valuable agencies, not for profit organizations and governmental departments focused on supporting the business community.
Deciding to buy or start your own business is a big decision, and sometimes external advice and support is a welcome addition!
Whether you are in the East Kootenays, West Kootenays or Kootenay Boundary, you can find someone who can help from the right business discipline. BC is leading the country in small business growth, and the Kootenays has the third highest number of small businesses per capita in BC. We know you’ll find the expert you need to help you.
To find details of chambers of commerce, municipal governments, employment centres, training centres, media, libraries, tourism organizations and other local resources, please visit our resources page.
The following organizations also offer support and information about doing business in the Kootenays.
- Columbia Basin Trust
- Creston & District Community Investment Coop
- Trade and Invest British Columbia
- The Economic Development Association of BC
- Western Economic Diversification Canada
- BC`s Ministry of Jobs, Trades and Technology
- Community Futures
- Basin Business Advisors
- Kootenay Rockies Innovation Council
- Kootenay Association for Science and Technology
Looking for information about the various sectors and industries across the region?
Follow these links to find out more.
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