Collaboratively pursuing regional economic development projects and initiatives throughout the Elk Valley communities of Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood and Tobacco Plains.

Elk Valley Community Profiles

The Elk Valley Economic Initiative (EVEI) has published 4 community profiles, one for the Elk Valley, and three supporting documents for the communities of Fernie, Sparwood, and Elkford. Local businesses, community groups, and individuals can use these profiles to assist with workforce attraction and to learn more about the Elk Valley.

These are short form, easy to read documents focused on presenting all relevant information for the Elk Valley and each community.  Sections include: why the Elk Valley, living in the Elk Valley, labour force, business growth & climate, industry sectors, local business, and outdoor recreation

2021 Business Retention & Expansion Survey

The Elk Valley Economic Initiative (EVEI) recently completed the largest survey of businesses in the Elk Valley ever undertaken. Find out what they had to say about their challenges and opportunities.

BRE survey 2021
Heiko's Mountain Lakes Trail - 1st - 2nd August 2016

Want to learn more about investing or doing business in the Elk Valley?

With a resilient economy and liveable communities
with a range of amenities, all located in a spectacular
mountain setting, the Elk Valley is a great place to invest, work, live and raise a family.