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Economic Development

EDO Ariel Haug

Gravelbourg offers an abundance of serviced land and a local government that is committed to expanding economic opportunities. If you are considering investing in Gravelbourg, starting a business, or seeking support for your existing business, let us assist you in reaching your goals.

Economic Development Office

Email: edo@gravelbourg.ca

Phone: 306-648-3301 x4

OPPORTUNITIES

Call for Expressions of InteresI: Former Gravelbourg Convent Site Adaptive Re-use

The Town of Gravelbourg is conducting a two phased search to identify firms or groups able to provide a credible proposition for the Adaptive Re-use of the Former Gravelbourg Convent Site (Convent of Jesus & Mary).

Call for Expressions of Interest: Former Convent Adaptive Re-Use (Revised)

Upon review of the Expression of Interest (EOI) document, all enquiries should be directed to the Economic Development Officer via email to edo@gravelbourg.ca

 

BUSINESS SUPPORT

COMMERCIAL TAX INCENTIVES

That the following tax incentives be placed on commercial properties in the Town of Gravelbourg for purposes of economic development:

  1. Construction of a new commercial building: 100% tax exemption in each year of a five year consecutive period to the original benefiting persons or business.
  2. Extension to existing commercial building:
    • 100% tax exemption for the first year on the new construction or extension to the\original benefiting persons or business.
    • 75% tax exemption for the second year on the new 
      construction or extension to the original benefiting 
      persons or business.
    • 50% tax exemption for the third year on the new construction or extension to the original benefiting persons or business.
    • 25% tax exemption for the fourth year on the new construction or extension to the original benefiting persons or business.
  3. Purchase of an existing business: 25% tax exemption for each of the first four years or:
  4. Purchase of an existing building to start a new business: 25% tax exemption for each of the first four years or;
  5. Lease to purchase of an existing building to start a new business where taxes are transferred to the lessee through lease agreement: 25% tax exemption for each of the first four years.

Further, that these incentives shall cease immediately upon closure of the commercial building and; Further that each current and future incentive provided shall be limited and subject to any future legislative enactments which may restrict the Town's ability to provide them to the extent set out in this resolution and; Further that Resolution 210/04 be hereby rescinded.

GET LISTED!

The business directory is open to all registered/licensed businesses (including home based businesses) located in Gravelbourg and the surrounding rural area. Please visit the Bylaws & Policies page for more information on license categories and fees. If you'd like your business listed/updated in the directory, please complete the business registration form and return to the Town Office in person or by emailing to assistant@gravelbourg.ca

If you are starting a homebased business or relocating a business to structure that is zoned as residential, please contact the Town Office at 306-648-3301 as there may be additional paperwork or procedures.

2023 Business Registration Form

Business Bylaw

Fees & Charges Bylaw

       

RESOURCES

Information Services Corporation
Business registry and information services for the Government of Saskatchewan.

Community Futures Saskatchewan 
Community Futures offers a wide range of services to existing small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to create new enterprises. Services include:

  • Free business counseling and technical assistance for the preparation of feasibility studies, marketing studies and business plans.
  • Access to capital in the form of repayable interest-bearing loans for new and existing business ventures.
  • Business Resource Library with an extensive range of business information publications and referral sources.
  • Support for business in the areas of: agri-food business and processing, manufacturing, service industry and commercial retail and other feasible business opportunities.

Saskatchewan Agriculture, Food and Rural Revitalization 
Provides current trends in agriculture and links to associations and programs.

Strategis 
The Canadian Business Map is part of Industry Canada's Strategis web site, designed to help you navigate the vast amount of business information available on the internet.

Prairies Economic Development Canada
Prairies Economic Development Canada is committed to helping small and medium-sized businesses grow and create jobs. Site includes: Information on starting a business, doing business and going international, selling to government, and business directories and contacts.

Canada-Saskatchewan Business Service Center 
This site is a must see for anyone contemplating a new business startup Provides Business Guides on popular business topics, a database of provincial and federal government business related programs, services and selected regulations.

Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership 
Providing links to export solutions and market intelligence.

Employment and Social Development Canada
Information on programs links to associated agencies, job listings, youth services, job searches, business information and connections to the national job bank listing.

Export Development 
Helping in risk management, insurance, guarantees for companies looking at exporting.

Canadian Commercial Corporation 
Helping business conclude sales to foreign governments and agencies.

FIND SUPPORT

STARTING A BUSINESS? 

The Gravelbourg Economic Development Office is available to consult on new business start-up and business plan development. Contact the Economic Development Officer at (306) 648-3301, ext. 4 or contact us.

The Gravelbourg Chamber of Commerce is comprised of businesses and organizations within the immediate Gravelbourg market. It is proud to be a member of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. As a sectoral and service organization, the Chamber endeavors to serve the local business community as well as the general public at large.

For more information on the Chamber of Commerce please contact Maria Lepage at 306-648-8338. 

COVID 19 SUPPORT

For more information on federal support programs for small to medium businesses, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency

BUYING OR SELLING A BUSINESS?

There are many business opportunities in Gravelbourg. Email edo@gravelbourg.ca for a consultation.

Looking for a established business to buy? Are you trying to sell your business? Succession Matching assists farmers and business owners find suitable buyers for their operations. 

EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION

The Moose Jaw Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is a community-driven program that connects skilled newcomers with employers in Moose Jaw and surrounding area. 

Are you welcoming a newcomer into your workplace? This bilingual guide (French/English) can assist those new to the country or the province set up accounts and services.

Bilingual guides for employers are also available at the Economic Development Office (209 Main St., 2nd Floor).

Prairie Skies Integration Network is based in the City of Moose Jaw and belongs to the South Central region of Saskatchewan.  We are Moose Jaw Region’s Local Immigration Partnership.

Prairie Skies Integration Network is a dynamic way of bringing everyone together to ensure our region is made up of communities that are welcoming and responsive towards the needs of newcomers. We focus on further building on existing local strengths and resources.

Prairie Skies is built on partnership and is made up of various structures that allow us to build on each others’ efforts to support well-integrated communities.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

2nd Annual Community Expo

Come for the BBQ, stay to discover all the wonderful programs and services our town has to offer! Whether you're a new resident or a long-term Gravelbourgeoisie, a senior, a singleton, a parent, or just curious about the possibilities of small town life, the Expo has something for everyone! Get to know Gravelbourg, meet new people, and enjoy an evening in the park.
 
Are you a community based organization or business that would like to showcase your program or services? Sign up your organization today!
 
For more information, please call 306-648-3301 x4 or email edo@gravelbourg.ca.