Business Incentive Programs

New Business Grant

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Renewed until December 31, 2023

The New Business Grant offers a one-time-per-business grant payment of up to $1,000 for businesses that are new to Ponoka in 2022 or 2023 and reside and operate in the Town.

To be eligible, the business must hold a valid Town of Ponoka business licence or be exempt from requiring a business licence. Applications must be received in the same year in which the business licence was issued.

The grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grant amounts can vary according to the business licence type:

Business Licence Type

Grant Amount without Purchase of Commercial Property

Total Grant Amount with Purchase of Commercial Property

Resident Business Licence – Commercial

$750

$1,000

Resident Business Licence – Residential

$250

n/a


To apply for the New Business Grant, please fill in this application form and phone (403) 783-0127 or email RealLiving@ponoka.ca for assistance. Or click here to contact us.

Commercial New Build Incentive

Renewed until December 31, 2025

Commercial businesses that build a new property in the Town of Ponoka on commercially-zoned land can qualify for this program.

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To qualify, applications must be received in the same year in which the development permit is issued.

This incentive allows businesses to enjoy the following tax savings over three years:

  • A 75 per cent reduction in the municipal portion of their property taxes in the first year;
  • A 50 per cent reduction in the second year; and
  • A 25 per cent reduction in the third year.

If the owner sells the property during the three-year incentive program, the property tax credits will stay with the property and transfer to the new owner.

To apply for the Commercial New Build Incentive, please fill in this application form and phone (403) 783-0127 or email RealLiving@ponoka.ca for assistance. Or click here to contact us.


For information on why Ponoka is a great place to do business, please view the Town of Ponoka's Retail Investment Opportunities.

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To learn more about our Residential Incentive Programs, please click here.