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An exceptional place to live with nature at your doorstep, and urban amenities close at hand, the Ottawa Valley offers the perfect balance between work and play.
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OTTAWA VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Welcome to Renfrew County

An exceptional place to live with nature at your doorstep, and urban amenities close at hand, Renfrew County offers the perfect balance between work and play.

KEY SECTORS

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

The Ottawa Valley is the home to several ADVANCED MANUFACTURING companies.

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BIOFUELS/BIO ENERGY

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.

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE

With a local supply of wholesome and sustainable ingredients, a strong tourism sector and easy access to major urban markets, the County of Renfrew makes for an excellent base for the development of new food and beverage product manufacturing.

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HEALTH CARE

Health care in the Ottawa Valley is provided by five hospitals, four family health centres, nine long-term care facilities, 12 retirement homes, and a wide variety of community health support services.

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TOURISM

Cradled between the Ottawa River and Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario’s Highlands, the Ottawa Valley is a place steeped in culture where you can immerse yourself in our unique blend of heritage and outdoor recreation.

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AGRICULTURE/AGRI-BUSINESS

The County of Renfrew has a strong history of agriculture and rural living.

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CREATIVE AND CULTURAL

CREATIVE AND CULTURAL

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.

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FORESTRY

Over 100 forest companies make their home in Renfrew County, which has identical boundaries to the Ottawa Valley Sustainable Forest License area.

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SCIENCE AND TECH

Located next door to Ottawa and the Government of Canada national research facilities, and the industrial hub of: information technology, autonomous vehicle, software, instrumentation, aerospace and defence the technology centre R&D and production, Renfrew County is the ideal site for science and technology investments in a broad range of fields.

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VALUE-ADDED WOOD PROCESSING

Forestry has historic significance and importance within Renfrew County, being the key sector to follow the fur trade, clearing land for agriculture and giving rise to the communities that exist today in the region.

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"Living well is what it’s all about, in a landscape that stimulates the senses throughout the year. Explore our 900 pristine lakes and 4 major river systems amid 2.4 million hectares of breathtaking wilderness.

Enjoy world-class whitewater rafting, a challenging variety of golf courses, extensive 4-season trail networks and excellent angling opportunities.

Explore the many eclectic shops and services throughout the Valley, from big box retailers to unique specialty stores, haute cuisine to chip trucks, and many family-focused recreational and leisure activities for all to enjoy."

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OUR TEAM

We believe in a diverse range of personel to bring creative skills,
thoughts, and ideas to the table.

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Alastair Baird

Manager of Economic Development Services & Tourism
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David Wybou

Business Development Officer
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Jackie Stott

nformation and Research Coordinator
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OTTAWA VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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