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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.

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


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.

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Charles Gordon

Economic Investment Services
Urban Planning and Economy
9th Floor, Edmonton Tower

10411 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

Title Senior Planner




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