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City of Yellowknife giving away a year of free rent

You could win 12 month worth of free rent in downtown Yellowknife just by submitting your business idea.

The contest “Win Your Space”was launched on April 28 by the City of Yellowknife. The purpose is to provide residents the chance to start or expand their business.

“This new and innovative project helps us meet one of Council’s priorities of strengthening and diversifying our economy,” Mayor Mark Heyck said in the news release.

The competition is open to residents over the age of 19 in Yellowknife, Dettah or N’Dilo. you can read the rules and regulations and submit an application at www.winyourspaceyk.com. The competition closes on May 28 at 1:00 P.M.

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The city hopes the initiative will also help to revitalize the downtown area of the city, which currently shows the highest commercial vacancy rate in Yellowknife.

A number of businesses and organizations are sponsoring or partnering for the contest, namely:

  • City of Yellowknife
  • Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce
  • BDC
  • BDIC
  • Futurpreneur
  • Akaitcho Business Development Corporation
  • The Government of the Northwest Territories
  • Diavik Diamond Mines, CloudWorks
  • Aurora College
  • De Beers
  • Northland Utilities
  • McLennan Ross
  • Crowe MacKay


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