Downtown Prince George (Prince George Downtown Business Improvement Association) is a non-profit society that serves all the property owners and all the businesses/tenants in C1 Zone of Prince George. Every property owner and business in the downtown is entitled to a membership with our organization.
The organization exists through a municipal bylaw. The current 5-Year bylaw expires March 31, 2018. The organization is funded through a special, property-tax levy bylaw paid by all downtown property owners. These costs are then passed on to businesses (renters) via rental rates and/or triple net leases.
Downtown Prince George has two full-time staff members and, currently, a twelve-member Board of Directors with four Ex-Officio members (Prince George Chamber of Commerce, Tourism PG, and the City of Prince George).
Downtown Prince George is funded by and exists to serve its members – the downtown (C1 Zone) business and property owners. Our goal is to create a downtown Prince George that is vibrant, safe, and attractive to citizens, businesses, and visitors. We do this through advocacy and partnerships that focus on events, promotions, beautification, and business development initiatives.
Our levy funding allows us to ensure a solid operation and the ability to leverage funding to contribute to these priority areas. In 2016 for every $1 of levy funding, the organization sourced an additional $1.58 towards our programs and services.
Click on the below programs to find out more details on each.
The economic health of our downtown is important to all of Prince George. Downtown Prince George is proud to collaborate with government, organizations, agencies, and business to contribute to the growth and well-being of our downtown. Our partnerships allow us to leverage funding, enhance our events, provide additional services, contribute to a downtown perspective on committees and access resources that will help our members.