Opening a Business in the Fort William Business District

As a service to the Downtown Fort William community, the BIA supports leasing efforts in the area by providing retail research, facilitating leads,  and matching space with potential tenants.


To help find you the best tenant for your property, we promote your business or organization in our monthly retail listings that highlight the supply of places for rent in the Downtown Fort William area.


Beyond our retail listings map, we are happy to meet with you and interested retail or restaurant parties to quantify how and why your space meets their needs. We can help connect retail site decisions with your leasing efforts.

Added Value

Renting space in the Downtown Fort William area offers retailers a variety of perks, including special signage permissions not available anywhere else in the city and access to relevant demographic research that can inform their opening/marketing strategies. We can share this valuable research with you and them to better understand the context of the Downtown Fort William area  real estate community. 

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