Economic Development

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Recreational Geology Tourism Stakeholders Group

On May 7th a new regional initiative was launched in Bancroft to support and further develop our mineral tourism assets and our Geoheritage.What is known as the "Central Metasedimentary Belt of...
Andrew Redden
12.05.2015
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Hastings Highlands

Hastings Highlands' BR+E Project

The Municipality of Hastings Highlands is moving forward with the next stage of its community led economic development program.An engaged local business community is key to the success of this...
Andrew Redden
11.05.2015
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Limerick Lake

Affordable Hastings County

If I was in the market for a new flat screen TV, I would take a look at the various options and prices.  Let's pretend that I go into one store and the price of the TV I want is $1,000. ...
Andrew Redden
08.05.2015
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Old Map

How much do you know about Hastings County?

Today I came across this column in the Frontenac Gazette.  It gave me the idea to put together the following quiz about Hastings County.  Let's see how much you know.1. When was Hastings...
Andrew Redden
27.04.2015
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FAB Banner

Financing to start a business

For this blog post, I thought I would outline some ways in which entrepreneurs can find some money if they do not have a source of revenue to start-up or expand.  I thought of this topic because...
Andrew Redden
30.03.2015
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A Look at Recent Visitor Stats for Hastings County

Ever wonder who visits our County each year, where are they coming from and what do they do when they arrive?  We now have the answer. Recently, staff received the latest visitors statistics (...
Kasey Rogerson
11.03.2015
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Bancroft downtown

It costs more to live in the "big city"

As reported by InsideBelleville.com, a new study released by Kanetix.ca found that cities in the Greater Toronto Area have the highest rates of auto insurance in Ontario.  The City of Brampton's...
Andrew Redden
19.02.2015
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Bancroft sign

Retail makeover project in Bancroft

The Bancroft Business Improvement Area (BBIA) has partnered with the local Community Futures Development Corporation and Loyalist College to provide a RETAIL Makeover Project.The goal of this project...
Andrew Redden
17.02.2015
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Tweed sign

Listening to existing businesses in Tweed

The Tweed & Area Chamber of Commerce is implementing a local economic development project this Spring.  Known formally as a Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E) Project, in partnership...
Andrew Redden
02.02.2015
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Snow

What's your backup plan?

Most likely you saw news footage of what happened recently in the Buffalo, NY area.  They received a TON of snow in late 2014.  Whether it's several feet of snow, an ice storm such as...
Andrew Redden
15.01.2015
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