Lanark County Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E) Project gets overwhelming response

Monday, 11 February 2019 09:22

Response to a call for businesses to participate in face-to-face business visits/surveys across Lanark County continues to impress!

Lanark County, in partnership with Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), is delivering the Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E) Project, which aims to support and strengthen local business across the county.

Through the project, the volunteer and business communities are coming together to help Lanark County and local municipalities better understand business needs and priorities.

“More than 80 trained volunteer visitors have stepped up to the plate to do the face-to-face, confidential surveys and we have over 100 businesses already agreeing to participate,” stated Teri Devine, BR+E Coordinator, Valley Heartland CFDC.

“Businesses will be able to share information by completing the survey, have any issues or opportunities heard and will be contributing to the development of future projects, programs and priorities that support business across Lanark County,” explained Stacie Lloyd, Regional Economic Development Officer, Valley Heartland CFDC.

“Results of the survey will help Lanark County understand the needs of local businesses and help where possible, both now and into the future,” added Lanark County CAO Kurt Greaves.

The Lanark County Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E) Project is a broad sector survey representing the many sectors and geographies across the County.

There are still spaces available for businesses in the construction, real estate, finance and insurance or agriculture sector, so if you would like to participate, please contact Teri Devine, BR+E Coordinator, at 613-283-7002 ext. 111 or 613-207-5940 or by e-mail at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More information is available at

For general information about Valley Heartland CFDC and Lanark County programs and services, please contact:

Tina Stevens
Valley Heartland CFDC—General Manager

Kurt Greaves
Lanark County CAO
1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 1101