Four major highway systems, a baby boomer and baby bounce population, progressive taxation policies and affordable real estate and property taxation.
Located at the intersection of key transportation routes in the province, the City of Merritt offers access to efficient transportation and distribution, training facilities, a youthful labour force and an urban lifestyle in a country setting. But Merritt is so much more. If you are looking for a long-term sustainable environment in which to grow your business, look no further than the City of Merritt. Merritt has significant “baby boomer” and “baby bounce” populations. Of the 7,300-strong population, 30% is under 25. Merritt has a diverse business community. With such a mix of experience and youth, the labour force can meet the long-term sustainable growth of YOUR business. But Merritt is so much more.
The Nicola Valley Institute of Technology offers university degree programs and university transfer programs, trade and skills programs, adult education and upgrading, BCIT technical skills training and other customized programs to meet local business needs. Progressive taxation policies to encourage business growth, expansion and attraction are the cornerstone of Merritt’s business-friendly en- vironment. The City of Merritt has two revitaliza- tion tax exemption bylaws that offer up to 100% tax exemption for up to five years, depending on project, location and bylaw criteria. Merritt has an urban lifestyle in country setting. There are modern facilities to meet your rec- reational needs, national chain retailers, unique shopping, cafés, diverse dining and access to the outdoors at your doorstep. But Merritt is so much more. If you want to know more about how to cre- ate a gateway opportunity in the City of Merritt for YOUR business and lifestyle opportunities, contact James Umpherson, economic development manager at the City of Merritt.