The Kootenay Real Estate Board has been working on a growing partnership with the Columbia Basin Trust and specifically the Rural Development Institute and they’ve just released their 2015 “State of the Basin” report. It makes for very interesting reading and is worth a look.
Some of the highlights from the report snapshot include:
- Business counts (total number of operating businesses) in all areas are up although the West Kootenays trails the east at 6% to their 8%
- More building permits were issued in 2014 than in 2013
- Total employment is down by 1.4% (with an estimated 9,000 jobs lost)
Lots of other interesting facts about living in the Kootenays here as well. Have a look here: