Community Support & Recovery Plan

Supporting our Business Community

On May 5, City Council approved a Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP), that includes immediate relief for taxpayers and a community recovery fund intended to address the pandemic’s short-term and long-term financial impact on all sectors of the community, including our local businesses.

Measures being implemented within this response plan include:

• Deferring the 2020 utility and property tax deadline for all property types to Sept. 30;

• Designating $5-million to implement a response plan with both short-term and long-term support for businesses, residents and non-profits;

• Seeking federal and provincial stimulus funding for City

Supporting our Business Community

On May 5, City Council approved a Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP), that includes immediate relief for taxpayers and a community recovery fund intended to address the pandemic’s short-term and long-term financial impact on all sectors of the community, including our local businesses.

Measures being implemented within this response plan include:

• Deferring the 2020 utility and property tax deadline for all property types to Sept. 30;

• Designating $5-million to implement a response plan with both short-term and long-term support for businesses, residents and non-profits;

• Seeking federal and provincial stimulus funding for City capital projects to promote economic recovery; and

• Additional measures to be included in the 2021 budget.

City staff are now moving forward with refining the CSRP and a host of ideas are being considered, including targeted grants, reduced or waived City fees, technology investments and marketing to support local businesses. Staff plan to present specific CSRP recommendations to Council in late May.

Business Supports

We have more than 7,000 businesses in Coquitlam, ranging from home-based operations to large enterprises with hundreds of employees. The City recognizes that this is a very challenging time for many of our local businesses as they face the impacts and the uncertainty of the current public health crisis.

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Coquitlam’s Economic Development team has been reaching out to local business stakeholders and researching how best to support our community’s business sector. Over the coming weeks and months, City staff will continue to work with other levels of government, as well as business support organizations and other industry stakeholders, to help identify and inform our next steps.

This page has been developed to provide ongoing updates and information resources to Coquitlam’s business community. This will include opportunities for input, links to government and industry assistance programs, and a Q&A forum to get answers to your questions.

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