Nelson: Who’s who in business
Nelson is known for its beautiful mountain setting on the shore of Kootenay Lake, its thriving arts community and its engaging coffeeshop culture.
Nelson, B.C., a city of 9,800 people in the southeastern part of the province, is known for its beautiful mountain setting on the shore of Kootenay Lake, its thriving arts community and its engaging coffeeshop culture. It was recently included on the list of Canada’s best small towns in the book The Great Canadian Bucket List: One of a Kind Travel Experiences by Robin Esrock. The economy is supported by forestry and mining, with a generous infusion of tourist dollars. Several nearby ski resorts, hiking and biking trails right out its back door and beautiful Kootenay Lake, all offer recreational activities for every age and preference and contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
City of Nelson
- Deb Kozak (Mayor)
- Anna Purcell
- Michael Dailly
- Robin Cherbo
- Bob Adams
- Valerie Warmington
- Janice Morrison
Economic development contact
- Kevin Cormack, city manager
One-on-one with the Mayor
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Nelson branding and tourism
Every year Kootenay Business lists the Top 110 employers in the Kootenays. A notable city in the West Kootenay, Nelson is well represented on the list.
- School District 8 (787)
- Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. (400)
- Whitewater Ski Resort (225 in winter)
- City of Nelson (203)
- Hume Hotel & Best Western Baker Street Inn (154)
- Walmart (140)
- Maglio Building Centre Ltd.(Trail and Nelson, 80)
- Kootenay Country Store Co-op (75)
- Nelson & District Credit Union (65)
- Nelson Chrysler (26)
Do you own a business in Nelson? 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.