Incentives and Programs

Providing a range of generous financial incentives to developers, investors and business owners.

Niagara wants your business. In addition to participating in numerous provincial and federal funding programs, Niagara Region works closely with its municipal government partners to provide a range of generous financial incentives to developers, investors and business owners.

Many of these programs are linked with existing property inventories to assist in site selection decisions and program applications. From reduced property taxes and development charges to duty and tariff exemptions on imported goods, we’re committed to helping Niagara businesses build a better bottom line.

If you would like to know more about incentive programs contact Ken Scholtens, Manager, Business Development & Expedited Services, at 905-980-6000 x3710 or

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Niagara Foreign Trade Zone

Exporting in Niagara just got a whole lot easier! The Niagara Foreign Trade Zone is a regional partnership that acts as a streamlined centre of expertise to help companies leverage incentive and support programs to access world markets and achieve new heights of export success.

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Gateway CIP

Discover generous financial incentives designed to help Niagara revitalize, strengthen and diversify strategic zones with the Niagara Gateway Community Improvement Plan. These aggressive financial incentives are unique and only available in Niagara, Canada.

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Brownfield Incentives

As an incentive to build an even better Niagara, companies who invest in the development of former commercial and industrial sites can access special funding to make their projects even more competitive.

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Development Charge Incentives

Develop or redevelop Niagara’s central urban areas, designated exemption areas and brownfield sites and tap into financial incentives that can save your site money for years to come.

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Other Incentives

Access information on the diverse collection of other regional, provincial and federal incentives that your business can leverage right here in Niagara.

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Ken Scholtens

Manager, Business Development and Expedited Services

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