Economic Development

The United Counties of Leeds Grenville Economic Development Department strives to deliver services in the following areas:

  • Providing professional support and experience to local municipalities to retain and attract businesses in an effort to raise employment and build the tax base
  • Being a catalyst for initiating development and community projects that recognize the priorities of municipalities throughout the Counties, with a principle focus on the three corridors of strength:  North/South Highway 416; Rideau Waterway/Highway 15; and, the 1000 Islands/Highway401/St. Lawrence Corridor
  • Maintaining an Economic Development Office where investors can receive professional advice and assistance in establishing their business anywhere in Leeds Grenville
  • Partnering with local and regional organizations involved in tourism marketing and product development
  • Ensuring the long-term viability of economic development initiatives through a process that incorporates sustainability in the planning process
  • Looking outside Leeds Grenville to partner with other Counties and regional development organizations to attract inward investment
  • Research grant opportunities that will support the Economic Development mission and vision for Leeds Grenville
  • Pooling resources with local organizations to leverage dollars and show committed partnerships in an effort to secure funding from senior levels of government

For more information and to meet the Economic Development Department staff, please visit the Invest section of the Counties Website.