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Rossland recognized as small business-friendly community

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Rossland was one of six B.C. communities recently recognized as a local government that goes out of their way to champion the growth of small business.

“B.C.’s Most Small Business Friendly Community” award was handed out last week to Rossland — and Surrey, Kamloops, Ladysmith, Prince Rupert and Quesnel — by Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger at a ceremony during the Union of British Columbia Municipalities week-long convention.

Rossland and other communities were selected based on demonstration of the following criteria:

  • Reducing regulatory barriers.
  • Enhancing competitiveness.
  • Recognizing small business’s contribution to their community.
  • Climate action initiatives that support small business.

The award is issued by B.C.’s Small Business Roundtable, which was formed in 2005 with a mandate to advise on issues, strategies and potential actions to support B.C. small businesses.  

  • The small business sector is a key economic driver in B.C., employing more than one million people, providing nearly 57 per cent of all private-sector jobs and accounting for 98 per cent of all businesses in B.C.
  • For more information on the Small Business Roundtable, visit: