City of Kimberley seeks business advisors

City setting up industry attraction think tank; seeks volunteers

KIMBERLEY, BC – The City is looking for people with experience to advise on an industry attraction strategy.

“We’ve made progress in tourism, amenities, and supporting small business, but we need new ideas to energize our focus on attracting light industry.” says Economic Development Officer Kevin Wilson.

The City of Kimberley is looking to engage 6 – 8 people with the knowledge and experience to generate a variety of industrial development possibilities.

According to Mayor Don McCormick “the function of this group is that of a think tank. The goal is to generate ideas for industry attraction, the best of which will be passed to the City Economic Development Office for detailed diligence and action.”

“We know there are folks with all sorts of experience in the community who could provide advice on industry attraction” suggests Wilson. “We want to tap into that knowledge to attract new employers and economic activity.”

“This is a creative, not bureaucratic committee.” Says Mayor McCormick. “We have a well established vision from much community engagement, now we need to be more creative and focused in our implementation efforts.”

Please express your interest to participate by February 27, 2015 by sending a short note expressing your interest to: kwilson@kimberley.ca