Behind the desk: Getting to know your business support lead

Whether you’re starting a business or looking to expand, we are here to help! Our Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) team is here to support you. Their role is to foster the growth and sustainability of our local businesses – to understand their needs, challenges and opportunities.

Business Support Provided 

We offer a number of concierge business supports to local businesses, here’s a sampling of the services available:

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One-on-One Support
Provide you with dedicated one-on-one business support to help you navigate various regulations and procedures to make your business needs happen quickly and smoothly.

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Location Advantages and Market Data
Connect you with information to assist you with expansion needs; market data, location advantages, additional site selection intel, etc.

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Business Resources
Introduce you to business support resources that can assist in the success of your business, including funding connections, learning opportunities and more.

Get the Service You Deserve

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Last year, we conducted the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Survey to better understand the needs of local businesses and learn how local business owners and operators view Sturgeon County as a place to do business. The findings were very positive, 90% of business owners/operators are satisfied with Sturgeon County as a place to own and operate a business.

Meet Sturgeon County’s BRE Lead

With a primary focus on existing business, Leanne aims to provide targeted support, address concerns, and create an environment that encourages business start-up and expansion.

Through strategic initiatives, such as workforce development, access to funding, etc. her work area seeks to enhance overall economic vitality in Sturgeon County. Ultimately, her purpose is not only to retain existing business but also to actively contribute to their expansion. In turn, ensuring long-term economic prosperity and job creation within the municipality.

Our staff is happy to meet with you to better understand your business needs and how we can help streamline processes.

Senior Business Retention and Expansion Officer
Leanne Mistal
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