Economic Development

The Creston Valley is a growing community – literally and figuratively. The most recent census shows that the town of Creston has passed the population mark of 5,000, now standing at 5,306 residents. The population of the entire valley is around 16,000.

This is a perfect location for lifestyle-oriented entrepreneurs. Our wide-open valley, fabulous climate, mountains, rivers, lakes, friendly and down-to-earth people, and relaxed pace contribute to our unparalleled quality of life. Take advantage of the abundant opportunities in value-added agriculture, arts and recreation, eco-tourism, specialty retail, and seniors’ services, to name just a few.

We’re all working together to help make the Creston Valley a vibrant, exciting place to live and do business. Economic development and Tourism are joint partner functions between the Regional District of Central Kootenay Areas B and C, and the Town of Creston.