MUNICIPAL REAL-ESTATE ECONOMIC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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Bell Group’s all-encompassing approach has proven successful for several jurisdictions throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Bell Group helps communities that have the vision and determination to diversify and grow their local economies.

The value-added services that Bell Group brings to the table take community growth, investment attraction, and business retention to the next level. ​Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, our team specializes in the review and revision of OCPs, LUBS, definitions, intake and process efficiencies, highest and best use principals, and zoning regulations that entice long term private investment. This combined with strong stakeholder engagement and the economic development focus to retain and expand existing businesses.

Every project has it’s own unique challenges. If you think your investment project could benefit from our expertise please feel free to Contact Us.

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Sylvan Lake Winter Village

SERVICES

    Our services include:

  • Creation of economic development brochures

  • Area structure plan review & recommendations

  • Land use and definition(s) review & recommendations

  • Networking

  • P3 contracts

  • Community engagement

  • Master planning

  • Bulk form design

  • Growth forecasts

  • Investment attraction & economic summits

  • Investor per-qualification

  • Investor video production oversight

CURRENT PROJECTS

The Town of Sylvan Lake

Value of Project: +- $800m

Description of Services Provided/Deliverables:

  • Prequalification of investment development leads

  • Initial contact and follow-up with investors, developers, and hoteliers on identified projects

  • Organize and schedule one on one investor / developer meetings

  • Review and provide recommendations to amend outdated bylaws, policies and definitions that impede investment

  • Establish an annual work plan with milestones

  • Prepare documents (i.e. lease agreements, investor profiles, and other P3 related brochure text & layout)

  • Provide recommendations to attract investment to Town

  • Co-host annual 2-day economic business development summits

  • Project and content manager of investment attraction video (please see link below)

  • Project Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtQpElXHmG8

  • Project Website: https://www.sylvanlake.ca/en/business-development/sustainable-waterfront-area-redevelopment.aspx#

County of Grande Prairie

Value of Project: $1.2b

Description of Services Performed:

  • Development of Economic Development Brochures

  • Retail / commercial multi-Family investment attraction

  • Land Use and Definition review & recommendations

  • Networking

  • Land Use Planning

  • Clairmont Heights Community Master Plan and LUB

  • Updated Clairmont Heights Community Master Plan and LUB

  • Bulk Form Design

  • Growth Forecast

  • Project and content manager of investment attraction video (please see link below)

  • Project Video: https://youtu.be/w6Mgm7fVaao

  • Project Website: https://www.middleofeverywhere.ca/

City of Airdrie

Value of Project:

Description of Services Performed:

  • Development of Economic Development Brochures

  • Development and Coordination of Economic Development Summit

  • Land Use and Definition review & recommendations

  • MDP change recommendations

  • Networking

  • Land Use Planning

  • Community Master Plan and LUB

  • Bulk Form Design

  • Forecast projections of annexed lands

PREVIOUS PROJECTS

Mackenzie County, NW Alberta

– on behalf of -representing 29 NW Alberta communities; incl. 4 First Nation Villages challenged the Province of Alberta to re-consider the Denhoff Report + the Federal government’s SAR Act + the social economic impact to the communities

Village Of Bellcara, Bellcara BC

– working with stakeholders within the community, convinced Mayor and council to reconsider that an inappropriate LUB be further amended

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