Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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Fenelon Falls BR+E

What is BR+E?

"Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) is an action-oriented and community-based approach to business and economic development. It promotes job growth by helping communities learn about issues and concerns of, as well as opportunities for, local businesses and set priorities for projects to address these needs."  Taking Care Of Business In Rural Ontario

The community of Fenelon Falls initiated a Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) project in 2011. Working together with the Provincial Government; the City of Kawartha Lakes, the Fenelon Falls & District Chamber Commerce, and volunteers with Fenelon Forward completed interviews with 60 local businesses. 

96% of participants felt that Fenelon Falls is

a good place to do business!


When the BR+E process started, these were the priorities as reported by the participants:

Top 3 Suggestions for Improving the Retail Environment

  • Repair or remove "eyesore" buildings
  • Hotel and/or more accommodations
  • Downtown revitalization strategy

Top 3 Suggestions for Expansion and New Business Development

  • Improve approval process
  • Improve health & medical services
  • Enhance and expand business mix.
Project Teams:

Final Report and Action Plan of the Fenelon Falls BR+E,

For more information on BR+E, contact Carlie Arbour, Economic Development Officer

180 Kent St. W, Lindsay, OntarioK9V 2Y6
Phone 705-324-9411
Toll Free 1-866-397-6673

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