Northern Development’s Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program helps position companies for new growth and job creation

Northern Development’s Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program provides a rebate of up to 50% to a yearly maximum of $30,000, to help businesses recover the cost of external consulting services. The program was set up to level the playing field so that businesses based in central and northern B.C. could access first-rate consulting services without bearing the prohibitive costs associated with bringing the consultants to the region.

The program also connects regional businesses with talented regional management consultants. The overall objective of the program is to support central and northern B.C. manufacturers, innovators, processors, and their suppliers to grow their businesses, implement world-class business practices and become more competitive in Canadian and global markets. Program funding is available to small and medium sized companies engaged in manufacturing, innovative technologies, resource processing, transportation and distribution for outsourced consulting services.

The consulting projects that are eligible for funding under the program must focus on increased productivity, new or incremental revenues, profitability and or job creation. Eligible companies must be privately owned and have headquarters within the Northern Development region. Northern Development has provided $1.8 million in rebates to 145 businesses throughout the region since the Competitiveness Consulting Rebate program was launched.