Fort St. John, in cooperation with seven other neighbouring municipalities, implemented the Inter-Community Business Licence through the Mobile Business Licence Program initiative.
In addition to the standard Fort St. John licence, businesses now have the option of purchasing an Inter-Community Business Licence for $130.00. This licence will permit the business to operate in the following communities:
- City of Dawson Creek
- District of Chetwynd
- District of Hudson’s Hope
- District of Taylor
- District of Tumbler Ridge
- Northern Rockies Regional Municipality
- Village of Pouce Coupe
Positive feedback from business operators on the initial uptake of the program has resulted in information that indicates a savings in time and money by the businesses purchasing the Inter-community Business Licence instead of multiple business licences. Also, noted is less administration for businesses and a more positive business approach to expand operations to where their services are needed.