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Key Sectors

Updated: 5 years ago - Created: February 16th, 2012
Advanced Manufacturing
Updated: 6 years ago - Created: February 16th, 2012
The Ottawa Valley is the home to several ADVANCED MANUFACTURING companies.  
Agri-business
Updated: 6 years ago - Created: February 16th, 2012
The County of Renfrew has a strong history of agriculture and rural living. Although originally developed in conjunction with the forest industry, a vibrant agriculture community developed on the more arable lands of the County. The predominant...
Creative Industries
Updated: 6 years ago - Created: February 16th, 2012
The Creative Industries Economy offers unparalleled opportunity for individuals and businesses eager to participate in a lucrative, stimulating and rewarding part of the labour market. As commonly defined, the Creative Industries Economy...
Forestry & Wood Processing
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Over 100 forest companies make their home in Renfrew County, which has identical boundaries to the Ottawa Valley Sustainable Forest Licence area. Forest industry of Renfrew County supports nearly 4,500 jobs: 2,055 direct jobs - 19.3...
Green Economy & Energy
Updated: 4 years ago - Created: February 16th, 2012
The Green Energy Act was created to expand Ontario's production of renewable energy, encourage energy conservation and promote the creation of clean-energy green jobs. The act aims to expand Ontario's renewable energy production and...
Life Sciences
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Life Sciences study, research, development and manufacturing have a surprisingly long history in The County of Renfrew.   Since the mid- 1940’s the Biology and Health Physics Department of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Chalk...
Mining
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Although the county has had a long history of mining activity, it is now confined to such areas as magnesium, dolomite and graphite, which is used for export as well as by local manufacturers who send their finished products around the...
Tourism
Updated: 6 years ago - Created: February 16th, 2012
We all have a different opinion of what an ideal outdoor vacation should be. For some, it’s a week of challenging the wildest whitewater or the best ski runs possible. For others, it’s time spent on a river catching trophy fish, or out...