Business Retention and Expansion

The City of North Bay, with the support of the Ontario government, offers a Business Retention and Expansion program (BR&E), designed to better understand the needs of local firms and identifying ways of helping them remain competitive and grow.

The program, which involves confidential interviews/surveys and on-site visits to local businesses (offered virtual during the Covid 19 pandemic).

Led by the City’s Economic Development Department, the program is designed to aid in the expansion of existing companies and to help gauge the health of the business community.

Coupled with other economic development initiatives, including a recently-approved three-year moratorium on residential development charges, the BR&E program is part of a larger overall growth strategy for the City.

The City of North Bay is inviting all North Bay businesses to participate in the BR&E Program. Please contact Fran Hanover, BR&E Coordinator, at 705.474.0400, ext. 2424 to learn more or to schedule a visitation.



In addition to its low industrial tax rate, North Bay offers several financial incentive programs that help offset both operating and capital project costs. Our industrial parks offer fully-serviced land at attractive prices, choice of location and size of parcel, combined with Municipal, Provincial and Federal incentives.

We encourage you to contact a member of our team to help find a solution for your specific needs.  

The City of North Bay Economic Development Department

200 McIntyre St. East, 6th floor, North Bay

1-705-474-0400 ext. 2417