City of Chestermere

Review the Business Climate

How it's done

The business climate is the general economic environment that local businesses operate in. Reviewing and understanding the local business climate provides valuable insights about the economy, costs, risks, and incentives that may impact the success of your business. This activity will guide you to better understand the business climate in City of Chestermere and help you answer the following fundamental questions.

What is the business climate in City of Chestermere?

We have compiled the most important aspects of City of Chestermere’s business climate as an interactive dashboard below. This dashboard provides valuable economic, resident, household, dwelling and development indicators that may influence the success of your business.

What costs and assistance should I know about?

Whether you have a new or existing business it is critical to be aware of costs, incentives and grants that impact your business. This dashboard provides you with a snapshot of the major costs of conducting business in City of Chestermere and assistance available to City of Chestermere businesses.

Chestermere does not charge a business tax, which is thousands of dollars in savings back to the business owner.

2018 Municipal Tax Rates

Schedule A Tax Rate
General Municipal
Residential 5.508888
Farm Land 5.508888
Non-residential 7.757934
Machinery and Equipment 7.757934
WID Service Fee
Residential 0.056251
Farm Land 0.056251
Non-residential 0.056251
Machinery and Equipment 0.056251
School Requisitions
Residential 2.601187
Farm Land 2.601187
Non-residential 3.429869
Disignated Industrial Property 0.0341
Schedule B Tax Rate
General Municipal
Residential 1.994200
Farm Land 4.487000
Non-residential 5.982600
Emergency Service
Residential 0.519800
Farm Land 1.169600
Non-residential 1.559400
RV Serniors Foundation
Residential 0.037500
Farm Land 0.037500
Non-residential 0.037500
School Requisitions
Residential 2.601187
Farm Land 2.601187
Non-residential 3.429869

How do I use this information?

Having access to business climate statistics and information is one thing, but it's quite another to use data effectively and in a way that will benefit your business. This next section will help you do just that. Learn how to use this information to make better business decisions.

Monitor the local business climate

On-going assessment of the business climate is an essential part of operating a competitive business. In any business climate, there are numerous factors outside your control that will impact your business, both positively and negatively. The health of the economy impacts all businesses, but small businesses usually feel the effect of economic changes faster than big businesses. Improvements in the economy typically provide a rapid increase in new opportunities for small businesses, while an economic downturn can have a significant and prolonged negative impact.

Unfortunately, you can’t influence the economy, but you can monitor the business climate indicators provided above and then take the necessary actions to minimize risks to your business. Staying up to date with the business climate can also help you identify new opportunities that your business can take advantage of.

Know your costs

All industries are unique and incur different types of costs when starting or operating. Understanding these costs is essential when it comes to setting prices, budgeting and planning for growth or downturns. We’ve provided some of the local costs associated with taxes, development and labour that often get overlooked by businesses. There may be other municipal and provincial costs that apply to your business so we encourage you to contact us to find out more.

Where can I learn more about the business climate?

While we are providing you with a range of valuable information about the business climate, the fact is that there's much more available. In this section we provide you with links to other websites that will supplement our information and help to keep your finger on the pulse.

There may also be other municipal and provincial costs that apply to your business so we encourage you to contact us to find out more.

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