Helping business locate and set up
Depending on your industry, the proper location can be a strategic decision. PME MTL experts help entrepreneurs look for locations suited to their needs.
There are free, specialized websites listing office buildings, industrial buildings, vacant lots and workshops.
There are often zoning considerations when a business sets up or relocates in a new area. To answer your questions and guide you, PME MTL advisors work in close co-operation with local municipalities, providing you with the most complete and up-to-date information possible. They know about by-laws and zoning and can help you get established.
Federal, provincial and municipal real-estate programs, whether they involve tax refunds or other incentives, change from one year to the next. PME MTL experts can advise you and point you toward property tax refunds and other incentives offered by the different levels of government.
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