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INVEST DOWNTOWN

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WHY INVEST IN OUR DOWNTOWN?

The Burlington Downtown Business Association represents a dynamic group of businesses and services numbering almost-400 strong. We work in partnership with the leading economic development organizations in the city to enhance the prosperity of our business environment.

We have a strong vision and action plan for our Downtown with strategic advantages that include.

  • Asking rents and additional rent costs are in line with other retail areas in the city and well below typical regional shopping centre rents (Deloitte, 2012)
  • Low vacancy rates in prime area
  • Public sector investment in the downtown and waterfront continues with completion of Burlington Pier in June 2013
  • New residential development projects and land assemblies are contributing to appreciation in downtown land values
  • 33% of future job growth in Burlington is forecasted to occur within Downtown Burlington in the next two decades (urbanMetrics Inc. 2013)
  • Over forty community events occur in the downtown and waterfront each year
  • We boast a climate that attracts a diverse and energetic base of knowledge workers:
  •  Arts & Culture
  •  Active outdoor recreation
  •  Culinary experiences
  •  Intellectual life
  • Burlington named “BEST mid-sized city in Canada” (Money Sense Magazine, 2013)

Burlington’s City Council acknowledges that Downtown is the gateway to the city – the first stop for businesses looking to locate and invest. Through the work of a Council appointed Downtown Task Group a new vision and strategic plan is being delivered in 2013:  Vision for Downtown Burlington


READY TO INVEST?

Jody Wellings, Small Business Areas Coordinator
City of Burlington
905-335-7600 ext. 7259
jody.wellings@burlington.ca