Business Development

Northern Development offers a range of business development programs suited to a diverse set of economic development priorities in central and northern British Columbia.  Please review our programs and get in touch with us if you have any questions or need any assistance in determining which program is best suited to your needs.

Forest Innovation Fund

Business Development

The Forest Innovation Fund provides up to 50% to a maximum of $50,000 in grant funding for small and medium companies to support research and development, innovative technologies, and new or improved products to optimize the fibre supply in Mountain Pine Beetle affected areas.

Competitiveness Consulting Rebate

Business Development

Northern Development provides the manufacturing and resource sector supply chain with 50% rebates for management consulting expertise to expand operations and improve profitability.

Connecting British Columbia

Business Development

The Connecting Rural BC Program is a multi-year program. It helps to pay for infrastructure required to deliver high-speed internet connectivity at speeds to at least 5 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up to homes and businesses in rural and remote locales of British Columbia.