Mayor Elizabeth has been a consistent supporter of new business development in Burnsville. She has worked closely with the Burnsville Chamber and has been very actively involved in meeting with Burnsville businesses and potential businesses to expand and locate in Burnsville. She has also consistently tried to build the best business climate for businesses in Burnsville.
Under Elizabeth's leadership the City has adopted policies that promote growth, attract jobs, and help keep taxes down. In 2007 the City of Burnsville had a total of more than $80 million in combined commercial and residential new tax base and project about the same in new total market value for 2008.
Why is growing our tax base important?
It is because it helps lower our overall tax rate and therefore, how much each property owner pays in taxes for city services. Burnsville has about 200 new businesses in Burnsville from 2006 to December 2007 for a total of over 2200 businesses in our city. Businesses continue to find Burnsville a good place to invest in and to do business.