Updated: 7 years ago - Created: February 16th, 2012
For many, the Ottawa Valley is a place of deep attachments and sound business opportunities. Serving markets worldwide, the region offers a diverse economic base of small and medium manufacturing plants, tourist sites, agricultural operations, service centres and advanced nuclear, aerospace, defence industries. Renfrew County's stable economy reflects the prosperity of its surroundings: Canada's national capital region at the east, the Ottawa River and the province of Quebec to the North, and the lucrative markets of Southern Ontario and the Northern United States within a three-hour drive.
The economics of doing business in the Valley are sound. The area has a substantial inventory of serviced industrial land and buildings, and a ready supply of affordable water, power, natural gas and waste treatment services. The sizable labour force is loyal and dependable, with a proven aptitude for upgrading and training. There is a higher ratio of skilled trade certification here than the rest of Ontario.
But doing business in Renfrew county is not simply a matter of economics. Successful business depends on healthy, contented employees. The Ottawa Valley offers what good living is all about: clean air and water, unlimited recreational and leisure activities, safe neighborhoods, and access to quality health and education services. This is the best of both worlds - a unique blend of progressive business environment and relaxed lifestyle; big-city amenities and small-town quality of life.
Like wise pioneers, the people of the Ottawa Valley have always looked to and planned for the future - harnessing a strong work ethic to build a diversified economy and ensure economic resiliency. Join the next generation of Renfrew County entrepreneurs in preserving this rich legacy.
Recent studies indicate opportunities for growth within several areas of Renfrew County's industrial sector: metal fabrication, electronics, metallurgy, plastics, environmental technology and to added value opportunities and reforestation technology. The travel/tourism industry is also predicting a boom in the local tourism industry, with new visitors expected from Asia/Pacific and the United States.
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Updated: 3 months ago - Created: January 14th, 2013