Economic Development

The Township has a great team on staff to develop and implement initiatives which support local community and economic vibrancy.

All services offered are free of charge and 100% confidential.

For Economic Development-related inquiries or questions, please contact Matt Walker, Economic Development Officer at 613-479-2231 or edo@northfrontenac.ca or Brooke Ross, Manager of Community Development at 613-479-2231 or recreation@northfrontenac.ca 

Business Services
The Township offers various supports to prospective and established businesses in North Frontenac.

Business Consultations - One on One

We offer one-on-one consultations to discuss all things business. Consultations can be held in-person, by phone or through Zoom.

All consultations are 100% confidential.

Business Plan Development

Whether you are in the planning stages of a business or you have been operating for years, having a strong business plan is a key component to ensuring business success. A solid business plan can also help to increase your success when applying to certain funding programs.

We are able to help you develop a strong business plan that identifies where you are at, where you want to be and how you propose to get there.

Communications and Publicity Assistance
Whether you are looking to build awareness about your business in general or a specific product/service, communications can be effective without being expensive or complicated. We can help you;
  • identify your communication goal(s)
  • identify your target market(s)
  • suggest free and/or cost-effective communication and publicity methods and tools
  • create a simple, effective short or long-term communication strategy
Digital Marketing and Online Presence
We can help with getting your business online or building your web presence. Questions about improving your search engine optimization or what type of online advertising may be most beneficial? Reach out to us.
Federal, Provincial and County Government Liason
System navigation can be frustrating and time consuming for business owners. We can help you connect to the right people at the right levels of government in a timely manner.
Funding Opportunities and Applications
Our team can assist you with sourcing funding programs and your program applications. You can find a general list of funding opportunities on our Grants, Incentives and Funding page.
Licensing
Applying for a Master Business License or incorporating your business does not have to be a complicated and confusing process. Our team can assist you.

Currently the Township of North Frontenac does not require a municipal business license to operate a business within its boundaries.
Research and Analysis Assistance
Struggling to find a certain piece of information? Need some specific market or industry numbers to help you make a key decision? We can help!
Site Selection and Local Intel
We can help you identify your site needs and assist to connect you available properties and local real estate professionals.
Training

We can connect you to workshops, courses, info-guides, literature, programs and information on a variety of topics such as:

  • accounting/finance;
  • management;
  • marketing; and
  • technology.
Workforce Development and Review
The employees of a business are their most important asset and workforce trends are constantly changing. We are able to assist you by:
  • identifying local workforce trends and expectations for your business type and/or industry;
  • evaluating your existing workforce practices to ensure you are attracting and retaining the best talent;
  • create effective multi-platform job postings;
  • connect you with workforce training opportunities;
  • understanding your obligations as an employer under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.1;

and more.

Tourism Promotion

 
Economic Development Task Force (EDTF)

The Economic Development Task Force (EDTF) is focused on promoting the Municipality's Economic Development strategic direction and has identified specific initiatives designed to compliment Council's Strategic Directions for promoting economic development.

 

View the 2023 EDTF Strategic Plan.
View the Economic Development Task Force agendas and minutes

Our Partners


Frontenac County Economic Development
For more information please visit https://www.frontenaccounty.ca/en/business/economic-development.aspx and www.visitfrontenac.ca.
Frontenac Business Services (FBS)

Frontenac Business Services (formerly Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation) is funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. This is a community-driven, economic development initiative designed to assist communities in Canada’s rural areas to develop and implement strategies for dealing with a changing economic environment. 

 

For more information please visit https://frontenacbusiness.ca

Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO)

Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) collaborates with our partners in tourism to unite our industry, stay ahead of the curve with our best consumers and build momentum for becoming the most talked about region in Ontario.

 

For more information please visit https://ohto.ca.

Ontario East Economic Development Commission (OEEDC)

The Ontario East Economic Development Commission (Ontario East) was established over 30 years ago as a non-profit regional marketing agency with a mandate to develop, implement and administer programs to attract new investment and jobs to its diverse group of communities. With a focus on investment attraction, Ontario East also offers professional development opportunities and delivers programs to enhance the region’s competitiveness.

 

For more information please visit https://ontarioeast.ca.

Eastern Ontario Workforce Innovation Board (EOWIB)

The Eastern Workforce Innovation Board is one of 26 boards that comprise “Workforce Ontario – Leaders in Workforce Planning.” These local boards are non-profit, community based organizations comprised of volunteers from business, labour, education and community groups. Our mission is to provide leadership in labour market planning across Ontario through a collaborative forum.

 

The EOWIB is tasked with the development and implementation of a Local Labour Market Plan (LLMP) process: a series of activities led by each local board in their area that includes;

  • The production of Census profiles;
  • Research of Local Labour Market Information (LMI); and
  • Consultation with community partners & stakeholders to discuss and prioritize issues, trends, opportunities and priorities

Once labour market issues are identified, the local board works with community partners to developing a plan of action which will be implemented by the community the following year. The goal of this plan of action is to meet the changing labour market needs of the community, which the local board serves.

 

For more information please visit www.workforcedev.ca

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