Northern Development Programs

Business Façade Improvement Grant

The District of Kitimat receives funding through Northern Development Initiative Trust's Business Façade Improvement Program, which aims to enhance economic development by encouraging existing businesses to make upgrades to their building's exterior. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis until the annual budget of the program has been allocated. 

Projects that qualify for funding would receive a reimbursement of 50 per cent of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $5,000. 

Full details on eligible properties, improvements, etc. – as well as an application form – are available by downloading the Kitimat Business Façade Improvement Program Guide.

For more information, please contact Economic Development at 250-632-8900.

Love Kitimat

LoveKitimat.com is an innovate website built to showcase the unique and independent businesses in the community. 

Through professional photography and engaging writing, your business can have a beautiful and compelling online presence on a website that celebrates and supports Kitimat's vibrant independent business community.

This program is made possible through funding from Northern Development Initiative Trust in partnership with the District of Kitimat.

About Northern Development

Established in 2005, Northern Development Initiative Trust is a regionally operated economic development funding corporation serving the communities of central and northern British Columbia.

Northern Development has used its initial $185 million capital base to provide critical grant, loan and capacity-building programs to strengthen municipalities, First Nations, regional districts, non-profits and businesses throughout the north. It operates independently from government and provides the funding and ability to identify and pursue new opportunities for stimulating economic growth and job creation within the region.