Business Incentive Programs

Programs will be listed here as they become available.

 NEW as of October 2022! - Read more about the Commercial Centre Revitalization Tax Exemption Program.

Commercial Centre Revitalization Tax Exemption Program

Commercial Centre Revitalization Tax Exemption Program

The Commercial Centre Revitalization Tax Exemption will provide eligible business owners with a 50 per cent reduction in their municipal property taxes, potentially up to 10 years, for improvements made to their buildings, including for work to their business’ exterior.

Improvements to the building must be at least $50,000, with at least $25,000 applied to the building’s exterior. Successful applications will see a five-year reduction in their municipal property taxes.

EXTRA | Eligible applicants could also see their reduced municipal property taxes extended up to an additional five years, through energy efficient improvements to their buildings. These could include:

  • A project certified as being compliant with Step 4 of the B.C. Energy Step Code
  • New siding with enhanced thermal resistance. (See guidelines for further details)
  • New windows with a U-Factor of .32 or less
  • Other improvements are also considered. Refer to Page 4 of the guidelines for more details on all of these items

View the program guidelines here to find out the full eligibility requirements, and find all the required documentation and forms for an application.

Temporary Patios for Commercial Businesses on Public Land

To support Kitimat's food and liquor serving premises adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions, Kitimat's businesses can now apply for a free permit for 2021 to set up a temporary patio on public lands. More information on the program is available here. 

Ready to apply? Please fill out the application and provide the requested documents and email the information to Planning or drop it off at City Centre, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. 

Business Facade Improvement Program

The District of Kitimat, in partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust, is happy to provide incentiveBusiness Facade Improvement Program for existing or new businesses and non-profits to make improvements to their building's exterior.

The Business Façade Improvement Program aims to encourage exterior upgrades by providing grants for 50% of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $5,000.

2022 Business Façade Improvement Program Guide and Application

Love Kitimat and Love Bucks

Are you an independent, non-franchise Kitimat business selling retail goods and services?

Love Kitimat Sign

Sign up to the Love Kitimat program and:

  • Get a web presence to help promote your business
  • Be eligible to accept Love Bucks from your customers
  • Be eligible to participate for free in our annual Plaid Friday and Focus Local events
  • Be notified of webinars and info sessions to help grow your business

Love Bucks

  • Love Bucks are similar to gift certificates Love Bucks $25
  • They are available to purchase from the District of Kitimat main office
  • They can be spent at any Love Kitimat business listed on the Love Kitimat website
  • Available in $25 denominations (other denominations are available with sufficient advance notice)
  • No credit is carried over
  • No expiry

Love Kitimat is part of Love Northern BC, a marketing program managed by Northern Development Initiative Trust out of Prince George.

 

 

 

For more information contact the Economic Development department by email or call 250-632-8900.

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