Kenora is officially open for business and is seeking entrepreneurs and companies to start new projects or buy existing businesses in the area. In addition to the high quality of life, infrastructure and open for business attitude, there are many more reasons to choose Kenora as a business destination.
Kenora’s business community is largely comprised of small and medium sized businesses—many of them family owned and operated, with a focus on the services and tourism sectors. There are however many new and emerging opportunities in non timber forestry products, film, recreation and mining, among others. The City of Kenora Economic Development Office can provide current information about local Economic Development Plans and investment opportunities, as well as the latest information about business support services.
With the upgrading of area telecommunications networks and other business resources, Kenora is fast becoming a hub for entrepreneurs and business owners who want a peaceful place to work away from the big city. With sophisticated mobile, internet and telephone connections, more local residents are making their own offices at the lake.
Whatever the size or nature of your business, there is a range of traditional and online support services available to assist you in Kenora. From funding programs through Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (NOHFC) or mentoring through the Women’s Business Network, to networking through the Kenora Chamber of Commerce, you will find the business resources you need to be successful.