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Business Resources

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Whether you are starting up a new business or looking to develop or expand an existing business, there are a number of resources and organizations that can help provide the support you are looking for.

Prescott Community Improvement Plan (CIP)


Additional Business Start-Up & Development Resources

Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation
Business Loans
- Looking for financing? Whether you’re looking to get a business off the ground, expand an existing operation or purchase equipment – we’ve got the loan to fit your needs.
Grants - Eastern Ontario Development Program: Take advantage of our grant program to develop your business or community project.
Business Counselling - Looking for expert advice to help you achieve the vision you have for your business? We offer one-on-one business advice to assist you in assessing and planning a business start-up, expansion or relocation. And it’s free.

CSE Consulting
Services include job search support and strategies, computer training and employment preparation for injured workers, and employment supports for persons with disabilities.

Prescott Business Improvement Area (BIA)
The BIA consists of all downtown businesses located within specified downtown areas.  Associate memberships are also available to downtown adjacent businsses.  The BIA spearheads a number of activities in partnership with the Town of Prescott and other key partners to support the downtown business community such as events, promotions, downtown beautification, and seasonal decor.  

South Grenville Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber has over 150 members from the Town of Prescott,  the Township of Augusta and Township of Edwardsburg/Cardinal. Through its growing membership and involvement in projects and events in the community the Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting its members, their businesses and services, striving to make our community a better place to live, work and play.

St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission

The Town of Prescott is one of the 7 proud members of the St. Lawrence Corridor.  They are focused on the attraction of new industrial and commercial employers to the region, increasing the quantity and quality of job opportunities for our residents along with assisting our existing business to expand.

Ontario East Economic Development Commission
The Ontario East Economic Development Commission promotes Eastern Ontario as a centre for investment and business growth. With over 140 members, the Commission represents more than 200 communities across eastern Ontario. Ontario East Economic Development Commission is a one point of contact for site selectors, start up support and business growth.

Service Ontario Business Services
Online business registration and other related business services.

Ontario Business
Business start-up and operational resources.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
Business development resources.

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT)
Business development resources.

Export Development Canada (EDC)
EDC's job is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. EDC provides insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers. EDC also supports Canadian direct investment abroad and investment into Canada.

Ontario Export Services
Export access services & support, including the Magnet Export Business Portal which provides resources from all levels of government, tailored to meet company needs.

Statistics Canada
Census and other data on a wide range of subjects.