Business Development Opportunities

The Town of Mossbank grew more than 10% between the last two censuses. In order to meet local demand for services, there is currently a need for the following:

  • Accommodation services (hotel/motel)
  • Home care professionals
  • Day care
  • Rental units
  • Fitness club
  • Staff for hospitality industry, trades, etc.

Business Incentives

  • Lowest commercial property taxes in Saskatchewan for large investments
  • No business licence fees for local ratepayers
  • Growing, proactive community
  • On a primary highway
  • Close to Assiniboia, Moose Jaw and Gravelbourg
  • Increasing tourism with hunters, ecotours, museum and many events
  • Demonstrated need for the businesses listed above

Maximum of five-year tax exemption for new commercial construction and three-year for residential:

Mossbank Tax Incentive Programs

Owner must apply, in writing, to Council for a tax exemption under one of the three tax incentive programs below and Council will evaluate requests based on the criteria as described:

New Housing Program

 The length of the tax exemption depends on the size of the investment and is at the discretion of Council (three year maximum). It goes into effect in the first year of occupancy or the following year in the event the assessment roll has been closed.

Eligible:

  • New residential construction (zoned and taxable residentially)

 Ineligible:

  • Additions to an existing residence
  • Accessory use buildings (garages, etc.)

Business Development Program

The length of the tax exemption depends on the size of the investment and is at the discretion of Council (five year maximum).

 Eligible:

  • New commercial construction (zoned and taxable commercially)
    • Commercial renovations, incurred within a period of one year (or a longer period approved by Council), of at least $100,000 in cost of materials and which is not the result of neglect by the existing owner, in the opinion of Council, will be considered the equivalent of new construction

Ineligible:

  • Commercial renovation of an existing building costing less than $100,000 for materials
  • Investments that are not permanently fixed in place such as equipment, buildings on skids, sheds, etc. (however, if sizeable and in conjunction with significant new construction, it may be taken into consideration)

Builder Program

The length of the tax exemption is until the end of the year in which the property is sold, up to a maximum of five years.

 Eligible:

  • Commercial or residential construction intended for immediate sale upon completion
    • Renovation costs of $100,000 or greater in cost of materials and incurred within a period of one year (or a longer period approved by Council) will be considered the equivalent of construction
  • Property must be unoccupied until the date of sale (exemption may be repealed in the event of violation)

Ineligible:

  • Buildings that are not actively being advertised for sale
  • Renovations of existing properties costing less than $100,000 for materials

NOTE: Any or all parts of the described programs can be cancelled or altered by Council at any time, with or without notice, by Council resolution, if the program does not appear to be fulfilling its intended purpose.

Printable Information Sheet:

Mossbank Development Incentives

If you are interested in starting a business in Mossbank, or if you would like information on the town economy and the opportunities here, please contact the town office 306-354-2294 or email us at townofmossbank@sasktel.net