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Locate & Expand


We help businesses interested in expanding an existing operation, developing a new location or relocating or redeveloping in Kenora by:

  1. Business Planning Assistance – We help you access local resources for (free) professional business planning assistance
  2. Orientation to Kenora – We introduce you to local businesses, municipal departments, realtors and government
  3. Site location – We help you find a property or site to fit your business needs
  4. Information – We provide you with information and research
Incentives & Funding
  • Natural Resources
    • 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 – equidistant 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
    • Industrial Park
  • 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
Major Employers

Industrial Parks

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. 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 or 807-467-2127