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Thriving businesses, a solid industrial base and a growing tourism sector, make Golden BC is a vibrant community with abundant growth potential. Kicking Horse Country is surrounded by National Parks, located at the junction of two major highways, and is just a 2 1/2 hour drive west of Calgary. This is a place where you will find economic diversity at its best with three major employers representing three different sectors; tourism, forestry and transportation.
Current economic factors show that Golden is growing at a healthy rate and its economy is on the rise. With this increased population the demand for residential and commercial property is rising, Golden has become a favourite community for non residents to purchase vacation lodging.
Currently there are approximately 500 businesses in Kicking Horse Country. Golden is an expanding commerce community and is attracting new investors regularly. A competitive real estate market, the appeal of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and the reputation of being a mountain playground has turned Golden into a vacation destination of choice.
The dream of becoming an entrepreneur can become a reality in Golden BC; there are many thriving small businesses for sale for anyone looking for a turn key business to purchase. For those aspiring entrepreneurs with a dream there are opportunities for start ups in all sectors as people choose Golden as a community where they want to live, work and play.
The long established industry in Golden will always be a backbone of the community; Golden’s economy is stabilized by the two industrial employers Louisiana Pacific and Canadian Pacific Railway. Together they provide over 400 permanent jobs plus offer many supporting business opportunities.