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Banking and Financial Services

Organizations that are engaged in transactions involving the creation, liquidation or change in ownership of financial assets and/or facilitating financial transactions.

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Business Development

Programs that provide technical assistance, financing and a wide variety of other services that support the attraction, expansion and retention of local businesses, assure their competitiveness and help them remain as assets to the local economy.

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Business Support Organizations/Services

Organizations that perform any of a wide variety of routine support tasks for businesses and, in some cases, the general public which may include graphic or industrial design services, telephone call centre services (e.g., e-commerce order taking, event registration, help desk support, telephone answering, telemarketing), temporary help services, public/private mail services, document copying services and other similar forms of assistance.

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Redevelopment Programs

Programs that acquire and/or redevelop property in a community with the objective of providing an affordable, safe, sanitary and pleasant place for people to live and work while at the same time attracting private investment in business and industry. Redevelopment programs clear slums and renew or rehabilitate old housing and other structures in blighted and depressed sections of the community, provide for commercial development, offer tax incentives and take other steps to revitalize urban and rural areas.

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Tourism Development

Programs that provide tourism marketing and development strategies for local communities. Also included are programs that provide incentives for the development or expansion of tourist facilities, usually cultural or historic sites, areas of scenic beauty or distinctive natural phenomena, theme parks, amusement parks, venues for theatrical or music productions, botanical gardens, and cultural and educational centres.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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