The City of Delta understands what it means to be ‘Open for Business’. This includes prudent management of city finances – Delta consistently has low tax increases and will be debt free in 2018, allowing reinvestment into the community instead of loans. Delta also has some of the lowest business licence fees in Metro Vancouver and participates in two inter-municipal business licence programs. Delta also works to proactively support the business community in a variety of ways:
-Revitalization tax exemption programs in all areas of the city supporting myriad developments from residential to commercial to industrial.
-The South Delta Business Sustainability Strategy completed in 2015 to support small businesses in Ladner and Tsawwassen compete against the large mall developments on nearby Tsawwassen First Nation land.
-The embracing of technology to support quicker and easier development through eMobile, ePlan, and eInspection, as well as online business licence renewal.