Technology

Technological development, distribution, and research are becoming some of Cranbrook’s most successful industries.

As a fibre optic community with high speed internet and reliable mobile coverage, Cranbrook has branded itself an emerging tech hub perfect for digital nomads and established tech companies alike. Our enviable outdoor-oriented lifestyle has brought us a younger demographic and with it, access to a talented workforce with bright new ideas and a strong interest in technological advancement.

Our forward-thinking community leaders strongly encourage the pursuits of those challenging the limits of today to achieve an even brighter tomorrow. In addition to general business incentive programs, B.C. also offers several programs specifically for the technology sector.

By choosing to locate your business here, you will find ample options for affordable property, with commercial rental space averaging between $5.00 – $10.00 per square foot. Not the office type? No problem! With our region’s fast and reliable mobile data coverage from Rogers, Bell, Telus, and Virgin, you will be able to run your business from anywhere anytime.

Our city is also benefiting from an expanded regional commitment to investing in the development of a strong innovation ecosystem:

  • Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST): The largest technology-focused economic development association in the Kootenay region has demonstrated continued commitment to the importance of advanced innovation that supports creative technology clusters.
  • Columbia Basin Trust: Ongoing investments into regional businesses to benefit local economics and infrastructure, such as regional high-speed internet connectivity, that supports digital clusters.

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