Investing in Creston, British Columbia



Region:  Kootenay

Regional District:  Central Kootenay

The Town of Creston seeks to support and promote the establishment and expansion of businesses within the community. People planning business start-ups are encouraged to contact Town staff early in the process. Staff are available to explain business-related regulations, and play a coordinating role in referring business owners to other agencies for regulatory and safety information if required. The Town of Creston has a number of bylaws and services, which are important to businesses operating within Town boundaries. These include land use and planning, signage and business permits, among others. In addition, all businesses operating within Town boundaries need a valid business license. There are also a variety of services available for existing and prospective businesses in the Creston Valley. These include economic development services, support for small business development and tourism. The Creston area includes the municipality of Creston, the rural Electoral Areas B and C of the Central Kootenay Regional District, and the Creston Indian Reserve.


Community Size: 8.14 km²

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