North Bay offers a competitive incentive package with respect to both capital costs and on-going operating costs to ensure the long term viability of the project. As part of our new Aerospace/Aviation Industrial Park development initiative City Council has implemented an Airport Community Improvement Plan (ACIP). This, coupled with the reduction of our industrial tax rate by 66%, reinforces our operating advantages.
North Bay’s Airport Community Improvement Plan (ACIP)
This program supports employment growth and economic development by allowing the City of North Bay to rebate by way of grants, for a period of time, supplemental increases in the municipal portion of property taxes resulting from the introduction, expansion or improvement of any development, as approved by the City, located in the Airport Industrial Business Park.
The ACIP investment incentives available to new and existing airport tenants and land owners include:
Tax Incremental Base Grant (TIF)
This program refunds the municipal portion of property tax associated with the improvements. The grant equals 100% of the increase in the Municipal portion of the taxes in year one, decreasing to 66% in year two, and 33% in year three. The owner pays the full amount of taxes in year four.
Municipal Fee Rebate Program
This program waives industrial development charges and provides a refund of the municipal fees including Planning, Legal and Building Permits related to development approval
Landfill Tipping Fee Reduction
The City provides a reduction in the landfill tipping fees associated with the clean up of the site. Assistance is in the form of a reduction in tipping fees paid at the City’s landfill site.
To view the ACIP program and application, please click here
Additional Municipal Assistance
The North Bay Jack Garland Airport Corporation and the City of North Bay take a coordinated approach to aviation related investment projects. Airport and City staff are available to assist with all aspects of your expansion project from location review and site selection to grand opening and community integration.
Development Application Review Team (DART)
The Development Application Review Team is made up of all the department and agencies that comment and approve on Site Plan Control Agreements, Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments and Plans of Subdivision. DART’s primary objective is to facilitate development by ensuring a coordinated and timely response from the municipality on all development proposals. DART is the body that approves the text and site plans that ultimately culminate in a Site Plan Control Agreement.
DART meets on a bi-weekly basis to discuss current applications and the Committee Chair provides feedback from the different commenting bodies to the developer thereby streamlining the review process. Developers are encouraged to provide draft plans to DART early in the planning process as early consultation allows DART members to identify any potential concerns in the preliminary phases.
Corporate After Care Program
The City of North Bay is committed to ensuring companies are well served during and after their expansion project or relocation to the community. Through our network of partners, including the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre, the North Bay New Comer Network (NNN), Service Club of North Bay and the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce companies can access community integration and settlement services for their employees and their families. Our Corporate After Care program ensures that new investors have access to the types of resources and professional services needed to thrive in our community.