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Calgary's business improvement areas (BIAs) are working collaboratively to help the city's small businesses survive the COVID-19 downturn.
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now Archive

Oct. 26, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

Pandemic partners: Calgary BIAs are helping local businesses weather COVID-19

At a time when it's common to be shut in, Calgary's business improvement areas (BIAs) are reaching out to help entrepreneurs through the challenges of COVID-19.

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April 24, 2019 | Barb Livingstone

Chinatown residents and businesses have high hopes for new cultural plan

Calgary's Chinatown is small but unique, blessed with the iconic Centre Street Bridge, a vibrant cultural centre, a prime location along the Bow River and a history stretching back more than 100 years.

It will also have the first cultural plan for any neighbourhood in Canada – perhaps in North America – that will help inform Chinatown's new local area plan, a plan last updated more than three decades ago.

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Aug. 01, 2018 | Barb Livingstone

Calgary BIAs promote investment in business and community

Calgary's 12 business improvement areas (BIAs) represent 20 per cent of city businesses, with over $600 million in assessed property/business value, and $59 million in taxes. They go to bat for almost 5,500 businesses each day.

And while traditionally formed in and around Calgary's core, Iris Li, the City of Calgary's neighbourhood partnership co-ordinator, says four new BIAs are being considered across the city, including in suburban areas.


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