The Cochrane Chamber of Commerce recently held its 2023 Annual State of Cochrane Address, where Mayor Jeff Genung gave a compelling speech on the current state of the town and its future prospects. The event was well-attended and received significant interest from the local community.
In his address, Mayor Genung touched on several key points critical to Cochrane’s future growth and development. He spoke about the town’s solid economic foundations, including its low unemployment rate and strong business sector, which he attributed to the hard work and determination of the town’s residents and business owners.
The mayor also spoke about the town’s ongoing commitment to infrastructure development, which includes plans for new transportation networks and public amenities that will make Cochrane an even more desirable place to live and work. He highlighted the importance of attracting new businesses and residents to the town and emphasized the Chamber of Commerce’s role in this effort.
Another key theme of the mayor’s speech was the importance of sustainable development. He emphasized the town’s commitment that “growth must pay for growth” and spoke about the various initiatives implemented to achieve these goals.
Mayor Genung spoke about the town’s plans for future growth, which include developing new residential and commercial developments that will help further diversify the local economy. He also emphasized the importance of continuing to invest in education and training programs to help the city’s residents thrive in a rapidly-changing world.
Some key takeaways:
- Garmin announces 200 new jobs coming to Cochrane
- Cochrane’s the 11th fastest-growing municipality in Canada
- Cochrane’s the fastest-growing municipality in Alberta
- In 2022, 1141 homes were sold.
- 540 were single-family
- The average price for a single-family dwelling was $561,200.00 (a 21.99% increase over 2021) versus $460,300.00 in 2021.
- Cochrane’s welcomed 81 new businesses adding to the overall 2113 active business registrations locally.
- Cochrane’s a proud member of the mid-city mayor’s caucus, joining 24 other municipalities working together to represent over a million Albertans collectively.
Past readers of this blog, will have read my previous blog on why, “Cochrane is the Best of Both Worlds.” As we’ve seen Cochrane continues to see exponential growth, in both the business sector and in families choosing to call this thriving community home. So not only is our entrepreneurial spirit strong, but so too is the Cochrane real estate market.
Overall, the 2023 Annual State of Cochrane Address was a positive and inspiring event that gave the local community a glimpse into the future of their city. With Mayor Jeff Genung’s vision and leadership, Cochrane is poised for a bright future, and the Chamber of Commerce is proud to play a role in making that vision a reality.
Please visit its website today if you’re interested in learning more about the Cochrane Chamber of Commerce, its activities and events, or how you can support the local business community.