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.

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.

Northern Industries Innovation Fund

Business Development

The Northern Industries Innovation Fund program provides funding for small and medium sized companies engaged in forestry, agriculture, aquaculture, mining, energy, oil and gas, manufacturing and the supply chain activities related to these sectors. The program will support applied research and development, new or improved products and services and testing of innovative equipment or technologies to support capital investment decisions. The program’s objective is to support the diversification and expansion of the northern B.C. economy as measured through increased business competitiveness, incremental revenue and job creation.

Love Northern BC

Business Development

Love Northern BC is a movement connecting people with the independent locally-owned businesses that are the heart and soul of their communities. The program is designed to deliver unique marketing campaigns in communities throughout northern B.C. that celebrate independent locally-owned businesses with an aim to strengthen their competitiveness and keep more dollars in the local economy. The program represents a partnership between Northern Development Initiative Trust and communities throughout the region.

Supply Chain Connector

Business Development

The Supply Chain Connector is an industrial supply and service database of businesses located in central and northern British Columbia. In preparation for the more than $70 billion in industrial projects planned for the region, the Supply Chain Connector will help major industry, communities and government procurement offices quickly locate local businesses to help them build major projects.