Business Retention and Expansion

clipart graphic of a computer with survey check list Business Recovery Survey

Survey open until December 14, 2020.

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Complete the survey to help us develop actions to support businesses dealing with the effects and changes brought on by COVID-19. Need help? Contact the Economic Development office directly by email ecdev@wellington.ca or call 519.837.2600 x 2614.

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Learn more about Business Retention and 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 the local business needs and respond - so that businesses stay, grow and become more competitive in the community.

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

Long term objectives

  • Increase the competitiveness of existing businesses
  • Enable business development, investment and job creation
  • Foster and enhance the environment for business development
2016 - 2017 Business Retention and Expansion

In 2016, the County of Wellington and seven member municipalities completed a second regional BR+E Project, focusing on the Downtown and Retail Sector.

Final County of Wellington 2016 - 2017 BR+E Report

Final County of Wellington 2016 - 2017 BR+E Tri-Fold

2013 - 2014 Business Retention and Expansion

In 2013, the County of Wellington and seven member municipalities completed our first-ever regional BR+E Project, focusing on the County's four main sectors: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Health Care, and the Creative Economies.

Final County of Wellington 2013 - 2014 BR+E Report

Town of Minto BR+E Report

Township of Wellington North BR+E Report

Township of Mapleton BR+E Report

Township of Puslinch BR+E Report

Town of Erin BR+E Report

 

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