City Seeking Input on Non-Residential Gap Analysis Project

November 14, 2019

Kimberley, BC -  The City of Kimberley has retained the services of FBM Architecture and MDB Insight to conduct a Non-Residential Gap Analysis for the community to assess, identify and define retail and light industrial gaps and opportunities in the City.  

As part of this study, the project team will be conducting research with residents and local businesses. A random telephone survey of 200 residents asking about their shopping patterns and preferences will be conducted in the coming weeks. Researchers will also be reaching out to business operators and owners to gather input on the local market.  

“One of the most important tools to support local business and attract new investment to a community is a Non-Residential Gap Analysis,” said Schaun Goodeve, Manager of Economic Development. “The study is a best practice and is used by communities across the world to help grow and diversify their economies.”  

Goodeve continued, “This project will give existing and potential business owners a clear understanding of what the current market gaps are so that they can increase their competitiveness. Unique to this project is the inclusion of a light industrial analysis that will assist the City with attracting and growing business in this sector.” 

Any community member who is interested in providing input can do so by reaching out to Schaun Goodeve at sgoodeve@kimberley.ca.  

The project began early November and is expected to be completed by the end of January 2020.