Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E)

Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) is a community-based economic development programme that focuses on supporting existing businesses. It helps communities understand local business needs so that they can help businesses stay, grow and become more competitive in the community.

BR+E Short Term Objectives

  • Build and improve relations with existing businesses
  • Build capacity within the community and strengthen relationships between organizations
  • Identify the positive and challenging attributes of the community as a place to do business
  • Identify and address immediate concerns and issues of individual businesses through an assessment and referral process
  • Collect business and market data to support economic development planning
  • Establish and implement a strategic action plan to support existing businesses

BR+E Long Term Objectives

  • Increase the competitiveness of existing businesses
  • Enable business development, investment and job creation
  • Foster and enhance the environment for business development 

Wellington County Projects

Looking for more? Email or contact our Economic Development office at 519.837.2600 x 2614