Grand Forks: Who’s who in business

Information for business in Grand Forks and the Boundary Region, B.C., including contacts, award winners and listings.

Bright flower pots show the vibrant side of Grand Forks.

— Photo courtesy City of Grand Forks

Community Pulse Population4,036 Number of businesses386 Supporting industriesForestry, construction, tourism, nurseries, agriculture

While Grand Forks is the largest community in the Boundary region, the entire area offers its residents community-focused living and a quality lifestyle. The Boundary also holds communities such as Christina Lake, Greenwood, Midway and Rock Creek. The city of Grand Forks is only a few hours away from both Kelowna, B.C., and Spokane in Washington and provides the benefit of being situated on a major highway while still offering a small-town feel.

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Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce

Learn all about the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and how it serves the area.

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City of Grand Forks

Current council

  • Frank Konrad, Mayor
  • Julia Butler
  • Christine Thompson
  • Chris Hammett
  • Neil Krog
  • Beverley Tripp
  • Colleen Ross

One-on-one with the Mayor

Frank Konrad (L) joined other B.C. mayors as well as provincial ministers at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual convention.

Thanks to a successful asset management plan and proven performance, Grand Forks, B.C., is a good candidate for project funding.

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Grand Forks branding and tourism

 
Grand Forks, B.C., is situated at the confluence of the Kettle and Granby rivers, in south-central B.C.’s Monashee Mountains immediately north of the Canada-U.S. border. Recreation in the area includes boating, fishing, swimming and camping as well as golfing, hiking, mountain biking and winter snow sports.

The area’s economy is based on agriculture, forestry and tourism. A popular hold-over from the community’s Doukhobor founders, traditional Russian borscht is the signature ethnic dish of Grand Forks.

Top employers

Every year Kootenay Business lists of Top 110 employers in the Kootenays. The companies that made this year’s list are based in Grand Forks and reflect the industrial side of the Boundary.

  • International Forest Products Limited
  • School District 51, Boundary (230)
  • Roxul Inc. (204)
  • Grand Forks Credit Union (50)
  • Unifab Industries Ltd. (40 - 50)
  • Boundary Electric Ltd. (30 - 35)

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Do you own a business in Grand Forks? We'd like to hear more about you. Please contact us if you're a successful long-time business owner in the area, or if you think you would qualify as a top employer in the Kootenays.

Promoted Grand Forks businesses