The Town of Edson offers a Business Beautification Grant each year for those in the Downtown area or along Highway 16.
The Streetscape Beautification Grant has been instituted by Edson Town Council as an incentive to work together with property owners, encouraging a positive, memorable image to attract visitors, business and residents alike. In an effort to reinforce this image, Town Council has set aside funds to assist property owners along 2nd and 4th Avenues, along Main (50th) Street between 1st and 7th Avenues and along 3rd Avenue between 48th Street and 52nd Street to beautify their property by providing 50% of the cost of their beautification project to a maximum grant amount of $5,000.00 to successful applicants.
Community Futures West Yellowhead also offers a business loan to help cover the costs of the applicant's portion of the grant. For more information please contact Community Futures West Yellowhead at 780-865-1224 or 1-800-263-1716.
Small Business Loan Program
Non-residential Property Taxation Incentive Program
At the August 18th, 2020 Town council meeting, All three readings of the Non-Residential Property Tax Incentive Program Bylaw were passed, repealing the previous version. The purpose of the incentive is to encourage new development and redevelopment of non-residential properties within the Town and to encourage economic growth.
This program is for new development, additions, renovations, or expansions (permanent), with the assessed value being greater than or equal to a 25% increase over the previous assessment. The tax exemption would apply to increase in assessment only.
The period of tax exemption is five (5) years pro-rated as follows:
- Year 1 –100%
- Year 2 –100%
- Year 3 –75%
- Year 4 –50%
- Year 5 -25%
Local Business Supports
Community Futures West Yellowhead is available to chat with via phone or email should you have any concerns or questions about your business.
780-865-1224, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Futures West Yellowhead has numerous business coaches available for businesses to reach out to in order to talk about what they are experiencing in their businesses. We have tools and financial support that they are able to access and we have a great referral system that if we can’t answer the concern, we can find someone who can.
Our office in Hinton (we have one person here everyday) 780-865-1224
Nancy in Jasper
Benita in Hinton
Heather in Edson and Yellowhead County
Emily in Grande Cache
Edson and District Chamber of Commerce
The Edson and District Chamber of Commerce is also available via phone or email.
780-723-4918, or email email@example.com
Town of Edson
Reach out to Economic Development Officer Kundiso Nyambirai with the Town of Edson to discuss your business plans in the community. He can be reached by phone at 780-723-4402 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Edson Planning department can also assist by calling 780-723-4402 or emailing email@example.com.
Alberta Biz Connect
Workplace guidance and supports. This includes grant opportunies from the Province.