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North Grenville to Boost Economic Development through the Business Retention + Expansion (BR+E) Program

October 7, 2016

North Grenville, ON - The Municipality of North Grenville will be delivering a Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) Program to our local business community during 2016-2017. The project is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. With this funding, the Municipality has hired Kevin O’Dair in a contract position as the BR+E Project Coordinator.

The Municipality will be working on the project with the Old Town Kemptville Business Improvement Area, the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce and other partners.

BR+E is a community-based, action-oriented and volunteer-driven economic tool to encourage the growth and stability of local business. BR+E promotes a welcoming business environment and fosters job retention and creation by helping communities identify and prioritize actions to address both issues and opportunities facing local businesses.

Building on positive experiences, recommendations and actions from the previous BR+E Program completed in 2010, we are again looking to work with our local business community to address concerns of today and identify opportunities for tomorrow. The community will have opportunities to volunteer in various capacities throughout the project. Further details will become available in the upcoming weeks as we progress through the BR+E planning stage.

For more information:
Kevin O’Dair,
BR+E Coordinator
Telephone: 613-258-9569 x 119