Commercial and Industrial Property Rates Study

Chamber Second Vice President, Jason Naccarato hosts a presentation on our recent Commercial and Industrial Tax Rates Study.

The presentation takes a detailed look at commercial and industrial tax rates in Sault Ste. Marie and at comparisons between Sault Ste. Marie and other municipalities across the province and Northern Ontario.

We hope that after watching the video, you will have a better sense of the competitiveness of Sault Ste. Marie and of some of the concerns that have been brought forward by the Chamber in recent weeks and months as the City enters its municipal budget process.

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Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce has been serving the Sault since 1889. Two years after the first Canadian Pacific railway reached Sault Ste. Marie, a group of businessmen formed an organization dedicated to community welfare and development. During the two years leading up to the Chamber's founding railway spurred an economic boom. Business prospered, the population doubled, and on June 25, 1889 forty businessmen organized the Sault Ste. Marie Board of Trade. Today, this non-profit organization continues to serve the interests of business in a rapidly changing economy. The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is funded through annual membership of its's member businesses and agencies, enabling it to advocate on behalf of business. Through the years, the Chamber has worked closely with the business community and various levels of government to find solutions to challenges faced by the community and has spearheaded numerous solutions.