The Town is committed to assisting in the growth of new businesses and the expansion of current businesses within the municipality. Our friendly staff can provide you with information on municipal regulations and procedures, as well as current business tax incentives for new and expanding businesses.

The Department of Community Development is responsible for fostering an environment to promote business, residential and tourism development in the Town. Businesses are invited to contact the Director of Planning, Economic Development and Tourism, Jennifer Lake, directly at 709-834-6500 x 702 or email to ensure the most current contact information, including an email and website address (if applicable), are listed in our online business directory.

The Department works in partnership with businesses, community groups and organizations, and government departments to strengthen and promote new economic development opportunities. For more information please call 709-834-6500 x 701 or email

Business development is generally restricted to commercially zoned or mixed areas throughout the Town, however there are circumstances which may permit a business in other areas; residential areas permit only home-based businesses.

Before a business can operate, there are a number of reviews and approvals required. The first step is to complete an application – contact 709-834-6500 x 401 or for more information.