Economic Development


COVID-19 Relief Information

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, the federal government passed legislation entitled A Second Act Respecting Certain Measures in Response to COVID-19, which amends the Income Tax Act to create the 75% Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”). For more information, please see Cunningham Swan's website.

Please see Cunningham Swan's website for more information on changes to the CERB, Benefits for Low-Income Essential Workers, and Additional Finance Supports for Small Businesses.

The Town of Greater Napanee is dedicated to encouraging economic growth in our community. Our strategic and convenient location, educated and dedicated workforce, and safe and spirited community are among the many reasons businesses build and grow in Greater Napanee.

In combination with the County of Lennox & Addington Economic Development Department, our ongoing activities are geared towards helping the existing business community, while also encouraging new business development and growth help to ensure a strong and diversified economic base.

The Prince Edward/Lennox & Addington Community Futures Development Corporation (PELA CFDC) is a community based non-profit corporation aimed at encouraging local entrepreneurship and economic development and can assist with small business development and start-up.

Emerging, new and existing businesses undergoing development, growth, change or relocation can take advantage of a full range of community economic development services including:

  • Detailed information on Greater Napanee's business environment
  • Site selection research, economic data, statistics, and information
  • Research and information on available industrial and commercial properties available for sale or lease in Greater Napanee
  • Delivery of an ongoing business visitation program
  • Referral and liaison services for numerous government, industrial, and community based services and organizations and business associations
  • Development and expansion of tourism-based initiatives through involvement with organizations and programs geared to supporting and building a tourism economy
  • Assistance with and facilitation of community-based development projects and services, including initiatives geared to downtown revitalization

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