People who want to establish new businesses in the old Mossel Bay Central Business District can apply for certain concessions with effect from 1 July 2014. Concessions also apply to Mossdustria and N2 Industria as well as to certain desired businesses across the whole municipal area.
The incentives apply to new businesses only and not, for example, businesses that want to relocate from within the municipal area to the CBD. Types of new businesses that will qualify for discounts on inter alia building plans and capital contributions and concessions on electricity and refuse removal services include medical, accounting, law and architectural practices as well as coffee shops and restaurants, fresh produce markets, bookstores, tra-vel agencies, deli’s, pet shops, banks, florists, art galleries, pharmacies, photography shops and IT businesses. The CBD has been identified as an area for incentivising because of its importance to tourism. It includes the area bordered by the sea, the Point and Montagu and Wassung Streets. Desired businesses to which a series of incentives will also apply are call centres, conference facilities, film studios, educational and skills centres and scientific research centres and laboratories.
Applications can be addressed to the Municipal Manager, PO Box 25, Mossel Bay 6500. Enquiries can be addressed to Messrs Dries Cilliers ((044) 606-5071 or email@example.com) or Eddie Krüger ((044) 606-5070) or firstname.lastname@example.org.