LNCC Encouraged with Supports for Business in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Budget

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Dec 2020

STATEMENT
DECEMBER 9, 2020

 

LNCC ENCOURAGED WITH SUPPORTS FOR BUSINESS IN HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY BUDGET

 

The Labrador North Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) is encouraged by the direct supports for businesses outlined in The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s 2021 municipal budget.

In particular, the LNCC is pleased with the following:

  • Support in the amount of $18,000 for twenty-three businesses under the Business Tax Relief Program;
  • No increase in mil rates for residential and commercial property tax;
  • No increase in tax mil rates, minimum vacant commercial property tax, and water and sewer rates for 2021;
  • Investment in a transportation study to assess community accessibility and transport needs;
  • Continued investment in the Birch Island Boardwalk to further support healthy living and community mental health; and
  • Investment in the Central Labrador YMCA, on schedule to open in April 2021.

 

“It has been a challenging year for businesses in 2020 and it’s positive the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay has responded with direct business supports within its 2021 municipal budget,” says LNCC Chairperson Andy Turnbull. “We were pleased to learn the Town has supported twenty-three businesses and is not implementing increases to mil rates and property tax.”

The LNCC looks forward to obtaining further details on the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay’s 2021 budget and continuing to work with the Town on ensuring further supports for business are implemented.

 

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Contact:

Julianne Griffin, CEO
Labrador North Chamber of Commerce
(709) 896-8787
[email protected]

 

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