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There are many reasons why it's a great time to do business in Steinbach!






  • Population and Housing

    Steinbach is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth and, with a city that has so much to offer its residents, it makes perfect sense as to why!  

    Steinbach is the third largest city in Manitoba! Our population as of the 2011 Federal Census is 13,524 people.


    Economic Overview


    Steinbach is one of the fastest growing cities in Manitoba with a vibrant business community and a wealth of locally generated economic activity.  As the hub of economic activities in southeastern Manitoba, Steinbach is the regional shopping and service centre and agriculture supply centre for a large area.  The retail trading area serves approximately 50,000 people.

    Business owners in Steinbach enjoy the benefits of both a large consumer base and a strong local economy.  People from surrounding communities as well as those who live in the area like to take advantage of the City's shops and services... plus, Steinbach's population continues to grow!  For this reason, merchants are privileged to enjoy the business of diverse customer groups.  All of these factors provide for rapid and long-term economic growth.

    Steinbach's dedication to excellence is invaluable when it comes to our industrial sector.  Given our large, available workforce, and the benefit of a strong work ethic in the community, success in manufacturing and processing operations is guaranteed.  This success is further assured by favourable tax rates, close proximity to several markets, and access to reliable shipping and transportation.  For all of these reasons and more, many companies have chosen Steinbach to either begin or continue their success in national and international markets.



    Zoning


    Area Available 
    for Development

    M1 - Light Industrial

    204 acres

    M2 - Heavy Industrial

    70 acres

    C2 - Central Commercial

    27 acres

    C3 - Highway Commercial

    123 acres

    C4 - Strip Commercial and
    C5 - Commercial Regional
            Shopping Centre

    60 acres


    Labour Force


    5,390 persons based on 2006
    Federal Census

    Trading Area Population:

    50,000 persons

    2006 Unemployment Rate:

    4.6%

    2012 City Mill Rate - Commercial:

    31.391 (includes education)

    2012 City Mill Rate - Residential:

    42.751 (includes education)

    Number of Banks/Financial Institutions


    5




    Chamber of Commerce

    The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for business and community in Steinbach and serves to connect these two aspects. The Chamber works to improve trade and commerce, support education, promote tourism, and work for the general welfare of Steinbach and its surrounding area.  

    Contact Information
    Phone: (204) 326-9566
    Website: www.steinbachchamberofcommerce.com  
    The Chamber Office is located at D4-284 Reimer Avenue.

    Executive Director: Linda Peters

    Executive Assistant: Dolly Doerksen
    President: Kent Ledingham
    Vice President: Cameron Bergen
    Treasurer: Dwayne Doroshuk





    License Information

    Steinbach is privileged to be home to many different types of business activities. As a result, the City has developed a number of applications to aid in the successful development and regulation of these enterprises.

    Business Registration
    For Businesses Operating out of Commercial or Industrial Space

    Every person or company that engages in business operating out of commercial or industrial space (either owned or rented) that receives an annual business assessment and business tax statement from the City must register their business with the City.  This registration form is available at City Hall, by mail, by e-mail, or by clicking on the link below.


    Click for Business Registration Application
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    For more information, call 204.346.6531 or e-mail taxes@steinbach.ca.


    Home Based Business

    A home based business is the operation of a business/service from the home or accessory building that is incidental to the primary residential use of the premises.  A home based business allows for incidental business to take place in the home under criteria established by City bylaw. Home businesses must be in keeping with the general residential character of the neighborhood by avoiding excessive traffic generation, parking problems, noise, or other impacts. 

    Additional regulations that apply to home based businesses include:

    Business must be conducted solely by the members of the family residing in the same dwelling without the employment of other persons. 

    Not more than 400 square feet or twenty-five percent (25%) of floor area, whichever is the lesser, may be devoted to home occupation in any dwelling. 

    There can not be more than one identification sign or bulletin board, which must not exceed two square feet in area, that is affixed flat against the wall of the main building or accessory building. The sign must not project higher than the eaves around the said building.

    Procedure:  In order to apply for a Home Based Business License, you will need to fill out an application and remit the appropriate fee. This application is available at City Hall, by mail, e-mail, or by clicking the link below. The following information will be required:

    - site plan outlining the area (including square footage of home to be used for business)
    - brief letter of intent explaining business operation
    - a copy of of any applicable license as issued by the Province as required for operation (depending on occupation)
    - common and legal name of business
    - street and mailing address of business
    - business, mobile and fax phone numbers
    - type of business
    - applicant's signature
    - name of owner or corporate agent with home address and phone number

    Licenses are issued for the calendar year. Renewals are mailed in December for the following year and are due on or before January 31.

    Fees:
    Resident business - 
    $100.00/year

    50% of the fee is charged for applications after September 1.

    For more information, call 204.346.6515 or e-mail jdoerksen@steinbach.ca.

    Click for Home Based Business License Application.



    Non-Resident Business License

    Every person or company that engages in business or provides a service in Steinbach and is located in another community requires a City of Steinbach Non-Resident Business License.

    Procedure:  In order to apply for a Non-Resident Business License, you will need to fill out an application and remit the appropriate fee.  This application is available at City Hall, by mail, by e-mail, or by clicking on the link below.  The following information is required:

    - common and legal name of business
    - street and mailing address of business
    - business, mobile, and fax phone numbers
    - type of business
    - applicant’s signature
    - name of owner or corporate agent with home address and phone number

    Licenses are issued for the calendar year.  Renewals are mailed in December for the following year and are due on or before January 31.

    Fees:
    Non-resident business - $300.00/year

    50% of the fee is charged for applications after September 1.

    For more information, call 204.346.6515 or e-mail jdoerksen@steinbach.ca.

    Click for Non-Resident Business License Application.
     

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