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Business Investment into King Street

Definition

The dollar value of contributions made by businesses toward improving their façade to match the Town of Bridgewater’s contribution through the Façade Improvement Program.

Why This Matters

The Town of Bridgewater’s Facade Improvement Program is a matching grants program, which may provide grants valued at up to $5,000 for commercial premises or business owners who wish to undertake exterior renovation projects in the Downtown Bridgewater. The amount property owners are investing to improve the appearance of their properties shows how effective the Facade Improvement Program is at encouraging property owners to invest to increase the value of their property. An increase in the value of the property and ensures that King Street remains a vibrant commercial area.

Measurement and Limitations

This figure is measured by adding all of the money that recipients of the $5000 façade improvement grant are planning to spend to improve the façade of their building. Amounts stated by program recipients are based on quotes and may vary by the time of project completion.

Data Source

Town of Bridgewater – Community Development Department

More Information

Visit bridgewater.ca for more information on the Facade Improvement Program.

 
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Business Investment into King Street in the Sustainable Development Goals

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8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

8. Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. This slow and uneven progress requires us to rethink and retool our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.

A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. The creation of quality jobs will remain a major challenge for almost all economies well beyond 2015.

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. Job opportunities and decent working conditions are also required for the whole working age population.

11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

11. Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically.

However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.

The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.