MPP Steve Clark











MP and MPP Messages

Message from the MP

As the Member of Parliament for Leeds Grenville - Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, I am pleased to welcome you to the Counties Economic Development Department's Invest website.

Economic Development and job creation in Leeds Grenville are among my primary goals as the MP, and I enjoy working hand-in-hand with the Counties department on projects to stimulate growth and sustainability for our region.

Leeds Grenville is a wonderful location to live, work and raise a family. We have a skilled workforce, many resources, available land and cultural and recreational opportunities that are second to none.

Our recreational opportunities include world-renowned and recognized historic sites such as the Rideau Canal Waterway and natural and cultural assets such as the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve.

We have a diverse manufacturing base which includes an expanding green technology sector as well as exceptional transportation links, including Highway 401 to Montreal and Toronto and Highway 416 to Ottawa, along with an active port on the St. Lawrence River and the CNR line.

As you view this website, you will see we are proud of our area and what it has to offer new business and investment. There is an abundance of information here along with numerous local contacts who can answer any other questions you might have.

We look forward to working with you!

Gord Brown, MP




Message from the MPP

As Leeds Grenville's Member of Provincial Parliament, I'm always excited to talk about what makes this part of Ontario such a great place to do business.

If you spend even a short amount of time here, you will see that the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville boasts an amazingly diverse economy. Here, multi-national corporations, cutting-edge technology firms and small entrepreneurs who are ready to make a big breakthrough work side by side with the traditional agricultural, industrial and commercial sectors. Add in a rapidly expanding tourism sector and you have an economic base that's as varied and as rich as the landscape upon which it's all built.

Of course, none of the region's many success stories happen by chance alone.

That's why I have been so impressed with the efforts of the United Counties Economic Development staff and elected officials alike to nurture the growth of business here and attract new investment. The annual Economic Development Summits are an example and show how everyone is willing to work together.

These efforts and initiatives, such as the website you are now exploring, are proof that the United Counties are indeed 'united' when it comes to building a prosperous and sustainable economy in Leeds Grenville.

One of the great things you'll find about doing business here is that when you knock on one door - whether it's at the municipal level, at my provincial office or at MP Gord Brown's federal office - you will discover that many doors open at the same time.

Steve Clark, MPP