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Fort Frances We invite you to make this your new home

Doing Business

Fort Frances has the infrastructure supply to meet the needs of all types of businesses, both large and small. Fort Frances offers a secure and stable economic base for companies to begin and prosper.

The Town of Fort Frances offers financial incentives for new business development and expansion. As a Northern community, your business will be eligible for senior government grants or loan assistance.

Sharing a common border with Minnesota offers the entrepreneurs in the Rainy River District the very best of two countries. Companies have access to both Canadian and US markets which can be reached daily via air courier, truck services, Highway 11 and the Canadian National Railway. The Rainy River District offers excellent access to the Upper Midwest of the United States and East/West connections to the prairies and Eastern/Southern Ontario.

Other benefits of doing business in Fort Frances include:

  • Lowest Hydro Rates in Ontario
  • Low Natural Gas Rates
  • Industrial Land starting at $37,000 an Acre
  • Modern Telecommunications Services
  • Digital Cell Phone and ASDL
  • Building Incentive Grants
  • No wait Border to the US
  • Exceptional Rail and Road Access
  • Access to Federal/Provincial Capital and Grants
  • No Development Fees
  • Skilled Trained Workforce
  • Modern Water, Sewer and Road Infrastructure

The Rainy River Future Development Corporation provides support and information for entrepreneurs, business owners, and new business wishing to locate in Fort Frances or the Region.

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