Support Your Business Community

Find information and resources on how to support a healthy and vibrant business climate in your community.

Keeping existing businesses in your community and helping them grow is a key component to any successful economic development or business attraction strategy. Small businesses form the core of many local economies, fostering economic growth and providing communities with employment opportunities and a wide range of valuable services. 

Use the following information and resources to find out how you can assist businesses in your community grow and develop.

Business Retention and Expansion

A proactive Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program is a key component in developing a business friendly climate.

Business Walks

Simple conversations with local business owners give you a better understanding of what’s working and what needs to be addressed. A Business Walk offers an excellent opportunity for local leaders and representatives to connect with businesses face to face in an informal way.

Business Succession

Business succession planning assists in the smooth transition of a business in your community and helps to ensure its continued success.