Sectors
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Agriculture

All Business Sectors in Prescott and Russell Benefit From the Region’s Strong Agricultural Base.

13% of Ontario’s Agricultural and Agri-business is in Prescott and Russell, Canada’s oldest agricultural region. This long-established industry provides a stable source of raw material for all the other industries in the region that rely on it: manufacturing, food processing and tourism.

The soil in Prescott and Russell is ideal for growing diverse and high yield crops, allowing cash crop and biofuel enterprises to thrive. Agriculture is further supported by a skilled bilingual workforce (a high number of which have specific expertise with agriculture), robust shipping options  and the proximity of large markets.

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Food Processing

The Success of Grains, Vegetables and Dairy Grown Locally Means a Food Processor Can Easily Source Its Raw Materials

One of the Prescott and Russell Economic Development and Tourism (PREDT) Department’s many economic development projects was the creation of the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network to ensure a prosperous connection between food producers, food processors and markets.

  1. Large plots of land, fully serviced and lower priced than in urban centres are available to businesses and investors. Investors even have the option of testing crops for viability before they commit to investing in the land. Ask PREDT how this can work for you.

  2. Food processors enjoy the further advantage of inexpensive food processing facilities and the ready availability of skilled bilingual staff from the local colleges.

  3. Shipping options  to large nearby markets are already in place, and specialty services for products that need special handling (like preservative-free goods for the environmentally conscious consumer base) are ready to serve you and your product.

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Commercial and Retail

UCPR Businesses Profit from Inexpensive Facilities and Large Nearby Markets.

Aware of the 5 million people that live less than an hour’s drive from Prescott and Russell, and maximizing the effect of the large tourist trade in the region,the Prescott and Russell Economic Development and Tourism (PREDT) Department works with businesses to make the development of the retail industry as easy as possible in Prescott and Russell.

  1. Prescott and Russell’s rich and established history of agriculture allows large stores like Costco to source locally and buy in quantities large enough to sustain producers.

  2. The region’s vibrant climate of innovative food processing results in specialty tourist destination stores.

  3. These stores, such as microbreweries, wineries and specialty food stores, can take further advantage of artisan storefronts and big box retailers in Prescott and Russell.

The commercial and retail industry in Prescott and Russell is further supported by a readily available skilled bilingual workforce

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Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturers Benefit From a Vibrant Research Climate and Large Nearby Crop Base, as Well as Inexpensive facilities

The region already hosts a prosperous convergence of cornfields and biofuels. Research into bio products and alternative energy is further supported by local colleges and the innovators they train. As well, vast available land provides room for solar energy production. Alternate energy industries are further supported by a vibrant research environment.

Innovators get further support from the Prescott and Russell Economic Development and Tourism (PREDT) Department to turn their new products into a business. Colleges like La Cité Collégiale provide an in-place skilled bilingual workforce. Established industries like Dart Aerospace and IMI Manufacturing are evidence of the talent that exists in the region, and are potential footholds for further innovation and research.

Plus, the region boasts numerous transportation options, and large nearby markets: Montreal and Ottawa are less than an hour’s drive away.

Enterprises relying on agriculture get connected to that agriculture through PREDT:

  1. The success of grains, vegetables and dairy produced locally means a manufacturer can easily grow or source its raw materials.

  2. Large plots of land, fully serviced and lower priced than in urban centres, are available to businesses and investors. Cheaper land means cheaper facilities for production, allowing manufacturers to produce goods for less than their competitors.

  3. Investors even have the option of testing crops for viability before they commit to investing in the land.

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Distribution, Logistics, Warehousing

An In-Place, Inexpensive Supply Chain Creates Efficient Ways to Get Products to Large Nearby Markets

The Prescott and Russell Economic Development and Tourism (PREDT) Department ensures that businesses in Prescott and Russell enjoy the advantage of the region’s already established supply chain, consisting of numerous options for transportation and inexpensive facilities (e.g. business parks) for affordable, effective warehousing in close proximity to Canada’s fastest, high volume, high speed 400 series highways giving any company immediate fast access to  multiple large markets.

Goods from the region can be moved quickly across Canada, into the USA and Mexico and overseas through the region’s proximity to:

  1. The Ontario-Quebec interprovincial bridge

  2. CN Rail line

  3. Two international airports (P-E Trudeau International, Macdonald-Cartier International)

  4. One international cargo airport (Mirabel, also a research and development hub)

  5. One international port (Port of Montreal)

  6. US bridge within 100 km

Thanks to these transportation options, large stores like Costco can source locally and buy in quantities large enough to sustain producers.

To support Prescott and Russell’s rich and established history of agriculture, its vibrant food processing industry, and its manufacturing facilities, specialty shipping options exist in the region: refrigerated trucks for fresh and preservative-free goods, and hazardous material vehicles for fertilizers, chemicals and biofuels.

Bilingual skilled staff are readily available in the region, and local truck drivers receive training through Hawkesbury’s Canadian Trucking Academy.

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Research and Development

A Strong Research and Development Climate Undergirds All Sectors and Ensures New and Expanded Industry in UCPR.

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell’s strong agricultural base has made it the place where farmland and industry can come together in new ways.

BioPole, a local technology-based hub, links researchers, graduates and entrepreneurs together to encourage business development.

As well, the Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network is working on creating a Food Hub, including  a commercial kitchen that will serve as an incubator for entrepreneurs to create new products.

Existing businesses like Dart Aerospace, combined with inexpensive facilities and low-cost housing for employees, makes UCPR an ideal place for aerospace research – supported by nearby airports.

Educational institutions like La Cité Collégiale and the Entrepreneurship Academy further encourage innovation in the region, as well as providing a readily available skilled bilingual workforce.

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Tourism

Benefit From the 2 Million People That Visit the Region Yearly.

Prescott and Russell’s rich and established history of agriculture  draws a large number of tourists year round annually. Specialty food, wine and beer producers, local markets, food festivals and agricultural destination holidays – all are strategically placed to serve the large population that lives nearby.

Prescott and Russell’s proximity to large urban centres, and a growing demand for unique art, food, and outdoor experiences has created a need for new attractions and supporting businesses to serve customers. In the interest of further strengthening the region, the Prescott and Russell Economic Development and Tourism Department promotes new opportunities to engage tourists and entice new visitors.

  1. Many more visitor-related ventures are supported by the added attraction of peaceful rural and wilderness areas that draw cyclists to recreational trails, hikers to the Larose forest and boaters to the Ottawa River.
  2. As well, thrill-seekers flock to Calypso Waterpark (Canada’s Largest theme waterpark), creating opportunities for new enterprises (like health and wellness spas) to tap into that market.
  3. A skilled bilingual workforce further supports Prescott and Russell attractions.

Abundant opportunities for new tourist ventures exist in the region as visitors return again and again, looking for new and exciting items.

Find out more – see how your business can plug into this environment of success. Contact us for information and unlimited attention from our professional bilingual team.

Of course you can also see available properties  in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) now.