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Business Improvement Areas (BIAs)

A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a specific area identified in a municipality which allows local business people and property owners to join together to organize, finance and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development in their business district.

Our local municipalities are responsible for approving the budgets of the BIAs. A BIA board of management, usually made up of a majority of business owners within the BIA, provide certain business promotion and improvement functions within that area.

In Essex County , there are 5 BIAs:

Chambers of Commerce

A Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, not-for-profit business organization dedicated to improving the economic environment of the community. There are 2 Chambers of Commerce in the County as well as 1 regional Chamber of Commerce: