Doing Business in Oakville
Businesses in Oakville currently pay between 2.4 and 3.6 times the tax rate of residential property owners even though they use less than half the municipal services used by a typical resident and pay for services they don’t even receive. In fact, these businesses subsidize programs and services for residential tax payers.
A low ratio of employers to residents also has serious environmental consequences. Sixty percent of Oakville’s employed residents have to leave the community every day to get to work. Encouraging businesses to locate and stay in Oakville will help reduce the impact commuting has on the world around us.
A livable community must be financially sustainable. Development charges in the short term, along with property taxes gained from businesses over the long term will provide revenues to build needed infrastructure.
Retaining and attracting businesses to Oakville will help to offset increasing costs for delivering municipal programs and services—and will ultimately help reduce the rate of increase in residential property taxes.
- Town of Oakville Public Tenders, Bids & Contracts - Vendor Information
- Town of Oakville Business Licensing and Applications
- Town of Oakville Business Start-Up Information
- Town of Oakville, Economic Development Department*
- Region of Halton Purchasing Department
- Region of Halton, Economic Development Department
- Region of Halton Small Business Information
- Visit Oakville
*Oakville’s staff of economic development professionals are focused on industrial and commercial development including:
Strategic Initiatives – we are undertaking new initiatives to build on the strengths of Oakville’s business community and to create an environment for businesses to thrive.
Business Expansion – we can help you expand your business through information resources and assistance in navigating the development process at Town Hall.
Relocation – we maintain an on-line database of available sites for sale and lease, and can provide you with detailed information about Oakville to help in your decision making process.
Dorothy St. George
Director of Economic Development
Senior Economic Development Officer
Marketing and Research Officer
905-338-4201 Our offices are located at: 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6J 0H3 Toll free: 1-877-OAKVILLE (625-8455)