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Playing a crucial role in supporting the vibrancy, economic health, and appeal of many of the city’s key commercial areas.

The Government of Alberta announced measures effective November 13, 2020 to curb the rapid growth of COVID-19. For details, visit Alberta COVID-19 webpage

For City of Edmonton COVID-19 information and resources for businesses, visit

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a specific geographic area of the city in which businesses pool resources and work together, through a formal association, to enhance the economic development of their area.

The City and BIAs share a commitment to build a vibrant economy. Various areas within the City administration support BIAs in advancing economic development and meeting their operating requirements.


Business Improvement Areas


Member Businesses


Major Building Permits Issued


Cumulative Construction Value

City Policy

Read the City Policy that guides how BIAs are created and operate. 


Map of the 13 Business Improvement Areas in Edmonton.

BIA Tax Explainer

Confused by the BIA tax process? Check out this explainer.

For More Information

Charles Gordon

Economic and Environmental Sustainability
Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development
9th Floor, Edmonton Tower

10411 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

Title Senior Planner




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