Community Economic Development
Serving the Boundary Region Since 1992.
Community Futures Boundary has delivered economic development services for the Boundary Region since 1992. We work together with local government, grassroots organizations, and other community partners to initiate and support economic development projects and activities.
In recent years, we have focussed economic development efforts on Grand Forks, and the immediate surrounding area. We act as first point of contact for business and investment inquiries and collaborate with the Regional Chamber of Commerce on shop local and business retention initiatives. Our goal is to create a resilient business community, while attracting new business and investment for sustainable growth.
Economic Development Services
City of Grand Forks/Rural Grand Forks
Community Futures Boundary is the first point of contact for Economic Development and Investment inquiries for Grand Forks. This means that we answer questions from existing and prospective business owners about anything related to the economy and/or investment possibilities. We also coordinate an Economic Development Advisory Committee made up of key business sectors in the region who share their challenges and opportunities. They help shape our Economic Development WorkPlan and act in an advisory capacity for the economic development work we do.
Boundary Flood Recovery
In 2018, the Boundary Region sustained the worst flooding event in B.C.’s recent history, and Community Futures Boundary proudly participated in a community led recovery process. With the support of many partners, including the Canadian Red Cross, and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, our organization was able to produce short and long term recovery plans and to advocate for funding to help support business. In the end, we successfully advocated for almost $3 Million dollars to support our businesses and agricultural sector.
Grand Forks Community Centre
Starting in 2018, Community Futures Boundary, with the support of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the City of Grand Forks, developed a comprehensive concept design project for a Community Centre in Grand Forks. The project now rests with the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the City of Grand Forks with an eye towards a referendum process in the near future.
Economic Development Practitioners Network (EDPN)
The EDPN network is comprised of over 30 professional economic development practitioners throughout the Columbia Basin/Boundary region. The mission of EDPN is to build a strong network to improve the effectiveness of economic development practitioners in the Basin Boundary region.
Community Futures Boundary is an active member of the steering committee and participates regularly in Network activities.