Your guide to business in theSlocan Valley

Valley Directory

There’s a lot more than meets the eye in the Slocan Valley. This directory should help you find what you’re looking for, whether it’s tucked away in the woods or halfway up a mountainside.

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Resources for Business

Get the support you need from these valuable organizations. They can help you start a new business, buy an existing business, plan for succession, finance your expansion, adopt technology or help you get into the gig-economy.

Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce strives for a vibrant, diverse and healthy economy that respects the environment and community values of the Slocan Lake district. The Chamber plays a key role in advocacy, tourism, and economic development in the community.

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Community Futures Central Kootenay

This not-for-profit community economic development organization is committed to helping people in the Central Kootenay region who are either operating or are planning to start their own business.

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Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute

The Rural Development Institute (RDI), at Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre, is a regional research centre with a mandate to support decision-making by Columbia Basin-Boundary communities through the provision of information, research and capacity building support.

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KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology)

Since 1998, KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology) has led our region’s economic development through technology and innovation. They are the only non-profit tech association serving the entire Kootenay region. Their main offerings are GLOWS, the Venture Acceleration Program and the Nelson Innovation Centre.

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Columbia Basin Trust

While their range of services, programs, initiatives and financial investments is extensive, Columbia Basin Trust exists and acts for the social, economic and environmental well-being of the Basin. They address community and regional priorities in several ways, including through their funding programs and initiatives.

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kootenay.jobs

kootenay.jobs is the place to post and find jobs in the Kootenays, brought to you by the Kootenay Career Development Society (KCDS). The experts at KCDS have their fingers on the pulse of employment support programs, training and education. The team puts together job seekers and employers, helping them both achieve their goals.

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Basin Business Advisors

The Basin Business Advisors Program (BBA) supports entrepreneurship and builds economic capacity in existing businesses and agriculture producers.They provide free one-to-one advice to help employ technology and connect businesses with specialized consulting support.

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Local Economy

The Slocan Valley's economy is unique and diverse. From backroad farm stands to quaint boutiques, from eco-tourism operators to farmers, from wellness practitioners to remote workers, we love making a living here.

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Partners & Resources

Non-profit organizations are a vital thread woven into the fabric of the Slocan Valley. Wonderfully progressive local governments and non-government organizations are essential in supporting our local community.

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Our Communities

The Slocan Valley is comprised of three municipalities and roughly eighteen other unincorporated communities. The distinct historical origins of each community have shaped what they are today.

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Kootenay Business Workshop Calendar

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