Whether you are a start-up or expanding business, ROEDC has expertise to help you on your path to success.
At no charge to you, we offer a broad range of services and resources to help you thrive in Rural Oxford.
We are responsive with a personal connection because you are important to us.
Economic Development Services
We understand that most businesses will only ever deal with the planning, zoning, and a building inspector once or twice in the lifetime of their business, we can be a resource and a guide through your relocation or expansion process.
We’re well connected to opportunity.
We keep track of what programs are accepting grant applications, and what priorities they are likely to support.
We’ve helped organizations source millions of dollars from federal, provincial, and local grant programs.
Business Retention & Expansion
In 2018, the Rural Oxford EDC conducted a Business Retention + Expansion study. This project was funded in part by the Rural Economic Development program. The key takeaways from the study were: Workforce, Infrastructure, and Business Support Services.
An action oriented and community-based approach to economic development, the BR+E plan focuses on nurturing existing businesses, and prioritizing community efforts. BR+E fosters economic development by learning more about challenges and opportunities to retaining and growing businesses and developing action plans to address these concerns as part of the community’s economic development strategy. Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation (ROEDC) focused this 2018 BR+E on the Agri-business, Food Processing, Logistics, and Manufacturing business sectors across Rural Oxford.
This report will be the basis for our programs and activities over the next three to four years. The priorities outlined in this report will be the focus of our economic development initiatives as we work to build a thriving, resilient community.