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Invest Where You Live
Support local business and get a return on your investment! The West Kootenay Boundary Investment Co-operative (WKBIC) is seeking founding members!
Community Investment Co-ops (CICs) are a new and innovative support system for rural economic and business development that effectively bridge the gap between local investors and local ventures in need of financing. CICs are a cost effective, community owned and controlled impact fund. They enable residents to become partners in locally driven economic development, which leads to stronger and more sustainable economies.
Community Investment Co-ops across Canada have successfully financed ventures that generate significant local impacts including: affordable housing; renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and food production; locally-owned small business development; technology; and community economic development projects. The longer a dollar can circulate within a community, the greater its economic and social impacts.
Investing in the West Kootenay region means that you know where your money goes, and you can see the impacts of your investment firsthand! In addition to financial return on your investment, you will witness your community benefit from social, environmental, and commercial innovations.