OPRO

The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet, in partnership with the Prescott and Russell Economic Development and Tourism Department, conducted 71 interviews from May 2017 to February 2018 with business owners in the community specializing in commercial, industrial, agricultural and tourism sectors.

Read the final report here

The Prescott and Russell Economic Development and Tourism Department

The Economic and Tourism Development is 100% focused on helping investors and existing businesses. Strategy, resources, projects: they’re there for you.

The department also invested in an Economic Development Strategy, 2019–2022.

Business Development Resources 

All of these programs and more can help you as an entrepreneur in the your everyday life and even more in this pandemic situation. 

Digital Main Street

Digital Main Street is a program and service that helps main street businesses achieve digital transformation.

Employment Services Centre

The Employment Services Centre provides its various clienteles with many services: employment counselling; psychometric testing; assessment and identification of training and development needs; résumé writing; work placement and on-the-job training; funding for integration-related accessories and workplace accommodations; scholarships; group workshops; visit of businesses; work experience and virtual career exploration activities.

Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18–39. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer mentors.

Prescott-Russell Community Development

The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation is a support agency for local economic development in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell. A team of professionals offers its services in the following four areas: Consulting and financial support for businesses; Support for community projects and initiatives; Support for development and access to training; Promotion of local economic development.

Prescott and Russell Entrepreneurship Centre

The Prescott and Russell Entrepreneurship Centre was formed in recognition that small and medium enterprises are the backbone of Ontario’s economy and create jobs, innovation and prosperity.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation offers many subventions. Visit the website regularly to see if you are eligible.