We help businesses interested in expanding an existing operation, developing a new location or relocating or redeveloping in Kenora by:
Business Planning Assistance – We help you access local resources for (free) professional business planning assistance
Orientation to Kenora – We introduce you to local businesses, municipal departments, realtors and government
Site location – We help you find a property or site to fit your business needs
Information – We provide you with information and research
Incentives & Funding
Lake of the Woods – Kenora is located on Lake of the Woods and its 15, 422 islands
Trees – Value added forestry is the new way
Rocks – Mining exploration and mining activity surround Kenora
Location – We are the Centre of Canada – equadistant to western and eastern markets
Kenora is 2 hours to Winnipeg, Manitoba
International Falls, Minnesota is 2 ½ hours south of Kenora
Kenora is located right on the TransCanada Highway
Service Area – Kenora has a service area of 25 000
Diversified Economy – Kenora’s economy ranges from value added forestry and mining services to tourism -based businesses – hotels, lodges, Grace Anne II luxury yacht, guiding services, boating sales and services, locally owned retail, restaurants and services
Labour Force – Kenora has a loyal work force and a growing population
Work Force Development – Education & Training – Kenora is home to the Lake of the Woods Campus of Confederation College and 7 Generations, both of which offer post secondary and customized employer training
Major Infrastructure Investments
$13 Million Downtown Revitalization
$11 Million Gateway entrances
No development charges
Other government incentives
Quality of Life – Kenora residents live the Lake Life all year round – the 5 minute drive to anywhere, the view of the Lake almost everywhere you go-immediate access to the outdoors- no traffic jams, no long commutes….
Business Opportunities – Kenora has business opportunities in every area. Come and see for yourself
The City of Kenora has two industrial sites and other properties for development:
Jones Road Industrial Park – The Jones Road Industrial Park is located just off the trans-Canada highway, directly across from Weyerhaeuser’s timber-strand mill – the largest such mill in the world. The site has municipal services, power, natural gas, and access to rail.
Airport Industrial Park – The Airport Industrial Park is located at the Kenora Airport www.kenoraairport.ca. The site has municipal services, power, and natural gas.
Other Municipal Properties – The City of Kenora owns other development lands.
For more information contact Megan Dokuchie, Economic Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 807-467-2127