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Economic Development Offices can provide assistance in understanding the business and economic climate in a municipality and its surrounding region.  They can also show you investment opportunities and help in building your business network.  Their role is focused on investment attraction, community development and business retention and expansion strategies.  The offices will also provide direction on available financial assistance and incentive offerings.  For more information on one of the economic development offices in Leeds & Grenville click on a link below or call:

Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprise Center provides training, counseling and coaching services to assist new businesses, or businesses that have been running for less than five years.  Experienced business counselors guide entrepreneurs and provide tools to assist in writing a business plan and/or securing financing.

1000 Islands Community Futures Development Corporation also provides business counseling and support.  Their services include help in developing a business plan, providing business advice, entrepreneurial training, referrals and more.

Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation offers customized business financing for expansion, equipment purchase, start up costs, cash flow, consolidation, marketing, technology, and more.

Chambers of Commerce are often referred to as the “Voice of Business”.  They provide opportunities to raise the concerns of entrepreneurs to policy makers.  They also allow local business people to make a direct impact on economic development initiatives.  If you are a member of your area Chamber of Commerce you will be invited to local networking and recognition events, be given information that is important to the operation of your business and to other businesses in the region, and receive additional benefits such as discounts, referrals and marketing opportunities.  For more information on the Leeds & Grenville Chambers of Commerce click on the link below or call: