What Makes You Stay? Resident Attraction & Retention in New Denver & Area

The overall well‐being of a community contributes to the attraction and retention of its residents, and the
community’s assets and services build a foundation for community and economic development. The Village of
New Denver partnered with the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College on an assetbased
community development research project. This project included a survey of residents in New Denver and
area, aiming to gain an understanding of resident satisfaction, factors influencing quality of life, perceptions of
community well‐being, and interest and ideas for future services and infrastructure. Most survey questions
required respondents to choose from a selection of pre‐defined answers, but also included qualitative
commentary, and some questions were used as inputs for five indices of community well‐being.

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