A key goal of the Okotoks Strategic Business Plan is to improve the ease of doing business in the Town of Okotoks by introducing progressive policies with alternative solutions and streamlined processes to help businesses open faster. In order to make it easier to do business in Okotoks, the following areas have seen major changes and continue to be the focus of Economic Development in Okotoks:
- The new Land-Use Bylaw has been simplified to ease business start-up approvals and provide more flexibility around definitions, regulations and signage
- Business licensing services are now provided online, and online permitting services are under development. In addition, Community Growth and Investment (formerly Economic Development and Planning) acts as a “One-Stop Shop” to aid business owners through the business licensing and permitting processes.
See below for more initiatives that are helping to make it easier to do business in the Town of Okotoks. You can also see Business Success Stories and FAQs to learn more