Niagara Falls, Canada • Community Profile
Business Services • 1
The Niagara Falls Business Development Department (BDD) is the economic development arm for the
City of Niagara Falls. The BDD is committed to promoting Niagara Falls as an outstanding location to
conduct business. A facilitator between the private sector and various levels of government, the BDD
provides an effective resource centre where businesses may find support and assistance.
The mandate of the BDD is to provide relevant information on a confidential basis, which will assist
potential investors in their decision-making process, concerning location or expansion of operations in
Niagara Falls. The BDD provides an array of services, many of which are listed below:
Community Profile information (Demographics, Services, Education, Lifestyle, etc.)
Business Ombudsman Services - Working for Niagara Falls’ Businesses
Niagara Falls Business Network Contacts for Investments, Joint Ventures, Suppliers etc.
Network with the Real Estate Brokers, Representatives and Developers regarding available
building and vacant land inventory
Direction and coordination to key tourism/economic development and major special events ie:
Winter Festival of Lights, Small Business Seminars, etc.
Preparation and implementation of other City-sponsored major events
Coordination of City’s public relations image and efforts
Entrepreneurial Assistance and Advice
An extensive small business information kiosk with such relevant material as, “Steps in Starting
a Business in Ontario”
Niagara Falls Business Development Department staff provide numerous helpful business-related
services. The City is proud to present the service of “one-stop shopping” for interested investors,
developers, or entrepreneurs. This one-stop business centre approach is designed to reduce duplication
of services, provide expedient, accurate information, and advice to people interested in the Niagara
Falls business community.
For additional information or to arrange an appointment,