SUPPORT THROUGH STRATEGY
A powerful and strategic business retention and expansion strategy shines through Sturgeon County. We know that businesses thrive when they can leverage strategy, supports, and key resources.
Through direct interactions, events, and research we gain valuable insights into business practices, core values, opportunities for growth or future initiatives as well as the challenges of each business. We employ this business intelligence into value added services, programs, and/or products that address individual and shared company opportunities and problems.
One of the key means of gathering business intelligence from local companies is through executive interviews and/or surveys. We coordinate routine meetings with senior leaders from existing County businesses. The answers we obtain from these interviews often directly affect the decisions and resources allocated across our department and organization. They are also a key component in our efforts to build and strengthen relationships with our local business community.
Whether you are a new or existing business, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about how you can Start (and grow!) in Sturgeon.
One of our talented Economic Innovation and Growth team members would be more than happy to set up a time to sit down with you and learn more about your business.
You may also wish to view information on current programs and supports, such as tax credits and grants, that can aid in your expansion or development here in Sturgeon County.
Small business is the backbone of any economy, and Sturgeon County is no different. Sturgeon County’s labour force has a large population of self-employed individuals. 19% of the county’s working population were self employed in 2016, which was 6% above the national and provincial rates.
We also have a large number of Home-Based Businesses. Any Sturgeon County business looking to register can do so here. The listing is free of charge, and the local business always retains control over their information; participating companies can edit or update their information at any time. Sturgeon County Economic Innovation and Growth monitors our web traffic very closely, and the online business directory is one of our most-visited pages. The directory is a great way to promote your goods and services!
As part of our mandate, Sturgeon County Economic Innovation and Growth provides Business Retention and Expansion services for our local businesses. If you are an entrepreneur operating a home-based business in the County, make sure to visit the Programs and Supports page to view resources and valuable information on tax credits, grants and other funding programs available to your business.