Choose Cranbook wins prestigious award – “The Best of the Best”

March 7, 2022


Cranbrook Tourism to Operate Visitor Information Centre

February 7, 2022


CONVERGX® The Basecamp of the Kootenays 2021 Videos

January 13, 2022


Cranbrook joins the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot

November 17, 2021


City launches Downtown Revitalization portal

September 21, 2021


The Ktunaxa Nation and the City of Cranbrook: A partnership with Indigenous people and a community

September 14, 2021


City Awarded $75,000 in Grant Funding for Tourism Master Plan

September 7, 2021


Road tax continues to Pay Off

June 15, 2021


Discover Shippers in the Kootenay Region !

June 9, 2021


City Launches Public Data Portal on Choose Cranbrook

May 17, 2021


Council to Update Outdoor Patio Program in Support of Restaurants During Circuit Breaker

March 30, 2021


#BuyBasin Festival

March 17, 2021


Future of Peak Industries Newly Acquired Industrial Land in Cranbrook Looks Bright

March 8, 2021


2020 Record-Breaking Year for Cranbrook In Economic Development Growth

February 24, 2021


City Sells Former Tembec Property to Peak Renewables

November 19, 2020


Creative Redevelopment Planned for Former Canadian Tire Property

November 13, 2020


Small Business Week – Get Your Taste of the #EatLocalYXC Festival

October 22, 2020


Innovation at Work: Announcing the #LiveLocal #EatLocalYXC Festival

October 5, 2020


Regional Economic Summit in Cranbrook Focuses on Strategies to Strengthen Regional Economy

August 4, 2020


City Launches New Development Guide to Help Navigate Municipal Applications & Processes

May 22, 2020


Council Reviews Extension Of 2020 Property Tax Penalty Deadline for Business to October 1st

April 30, 2020


Council Endorses Plan to Defer More Than $7.3 Million In Projects In 2020

April 29, 2020


Council Approves Waiving of Some Monthly Downtown Parking Fees Until End of June

April 28, 2020


Working Hard to Support Our Community During This Pandemic: Statement from Mayor Pratt

April 7, 2020


Local Business Support & Stimulus Behind Creation of Joint Economic Resiliency Task Force

March 19, 2020


Cranbrook Launches ePay Payment Portal for Variety of City-Related Bills and Fees

December 10, 2019


Shallow, Deep Services Installation, Investor Attraction Focus for Former Tembec Land in 2020

December 9, 2019


Work on Former Tembec Land Development to Begin as Engineering Study Tenders Awarded

June 18, 2019


Benefits of Sound Asset Management Principles & Innovative Thinking Are Paying Off

October 19, 2018


City Buys Former Tembec Lands; Opens Doors to Attracting Industrial Development, Business

August 29, 2018


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Mayor Lee Pratt

On behalf of our City and Council, I would like to welcome you to Cranbrook. As Mayor, I am proud to represent and promote the City we call home. With a rich history and vibrant culture, Cranbrook is driven by people who care deeply about the growth and success of one another, which in turn drives the progressive development of our community.

In 2015, Cranbrook initiated a renewed focus into the economic development of our City and region. We forged new partnerships with every level of government and strengthened our commitments and cooperation with neighbouring communities. We have invested in the tools and resources we need to achieve our goals and have created an environment that attracts capital.

Cranbrook has experienced record-breaking growth, exemplified by building permit trends of six consecutive years of year over year growth, with $93 million in 2020. It is remarkable. We saw a 445% increase, resulting in $262 million of building permits in those six years!

We are seeing the development of good jobs, new housing, increases to our tax base, and reinvestment into our business infrastructure. What is more, all this is happening in the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, offering its very own slice of paradise, with access to every outdoor activity you could imagine in a world-class setting.

Now is the time to invest in Cranbrook.

– Mayor Lee Pratt

Known as the base camp of the Kootenays, Cranbrook is the largest urban centre and regional focal point in southeastern B.C. We are a business friendly community offering low taxes, competitive costs, a stable, growing business environment, and access to an educated workforce. We are the hub and economic engine for the Kootenays.

We provide support to help your business establish and grow in Cranbrook. We have access to important market research and business intelligence while working actively to facilitate local connections to help support the establishment of your business in the most dynamic and innovative city in the Kootenays.

In addition, local partners and stakeholders in the region recognize the need to remain competitive against other rural cities in B.C. in order to attract business. Your business can benefit from a number of incentives offered by the regional, provincial and federal organizations to help lower your costs and move your business to Cranbrook.

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