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Kimberley

Kimberley, BC Best Medium Communities:
Nominee

A mining town turned tourism destination, Kimberley is one of the fastest growing communities in the East Kootenays for many reasons.
The unique pedestrian-only downtown is the pulse of a healthy retail sector and home to many of our 42 restaurants. 75 ski runs, 3 golf courses, 179 trails, and a conference centre all in city limits, are the introduction for many entrepreneurs.
Since 2014 the Investment Incentive program has provided a tax holiday on investments in the downtown and light industrial areas. In 2016 Kimberley and Cranbrook created the first inter-municipal business licensing scheme in the region to facilitate regional commerce. The Cranbrook-Kimberley Development Initiative is capitalized with $480,000 of non-government money to attract business to the area. In 2017 Kimberley achieved a 0% business tax increase.
These advantages are complimented by gigabit enabled direct-to-premise fibre optic internet service, fueling the knowledge economy.

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