We are an Eastern Ontario location with direct access to North American markets. We have skilled labour with an excellent work-ethic and 600 hectares of adaptable and fully serviced industrial land readily available at rates well below the provincial average. For your business, this means lower-than-average construction, service, equipment and training costs. We also have a plan in place for the long-term availability of land and natural resources.

Our region comprises of several industries as well:

Light manufacturing and resource-based industrial enterprises, world renowned research facilities, accommodating tourism and hospitality operations, as well as fully-serviced commercial centres including Arnprior, Renfrew, Barry’s Bay and Deep River.

If you’re starting up a small retail or service business, various commercial districts both large and small offer a ready supply of space on a main street or shopping-centre venue.

Of course, all of this is backed up by Renfrew County’s Economic Development Division’s vast support services which will provide you with the guidance and support you need to make sound business decisions and a solid business plan.


An environment pro-actively supportive of entrepreneurship is central to the very nature of Renfrew County and connected directly to our economic development objective of new investment and resident attraction and growth from within.

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This guide was assembled by the County of Renfrew’s Economic Development Service Department, on behalf of the Ottawa Valley Economic Development Partners Group (OVED).