Open for Business
Nestled in the Kootenay Rockies, Kimberley, B.C. is simultaneously a mining town, a resort and tourism destination, and a community of resourcefulness and resilience. Ten years after the closure of the Sullivan Mine — one of the greatest lead-zinc mines in the world — commercial vitality was at an all-time low and many residents were concerned that the city would fade away. In 2014, the Kimberley Investment Incentive Program was introduced, and things began to change.
Kimberley is the recipient of the Open for Business Awards Medium Community Category.