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You can establish a Business Improvement District (Bedrijven Investeringszones, BIZ) in cooperation with fellow entrepreneurs. A BIZ is a defined area in a business park or shopping area in the Netherlands. Entrepreneurs in this area invest jointly in an attractive and safe business environment.
Obligatory BIZ levy
The entrepreneurs pay a levy to the municipal authorities for this purpose. The municipal authorities, in turn, make the proceeds available to the association or foundation implementing the activities. All entrepreneurs in the BIZ have to pay a BIZ contribution (in Dutch). For this reason, at least half of the entrepreneurs have to have had their say (in Dutch) about the plan to set up a BIZ, and two thirds of them must support the plan. The amount due depends on the WOZ value.
Activities of a BIZ
The activities of a BIZ are meant to complement those of the municipal authority and include, for instance: