The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ (OMAFRA) Business Retention and Expansion program (BR+E) is a structured, four-stage approach focused on ensuring that local businesses in rural communities survive and thrive.
When communities take on a BR+E project, they take meaningful steps towards retaining and expanding businesses by getting a clear understanding of issues facing local businesses and then capitalizing on opportunities.
As part of the program, OMAFRA offers comprehensive BR+E training to:
- individuals who are interested in managing or coordinating a community level Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) project.
- economic development professionals who will be involved in the implementation of a BR+E project.
On September 19th, Huron County will host a BR+E training session in Blyth, Ontario. The session will focus on the first two stages of the BR+E process. Participants will get an opportunity to engage with OMAFRA staff and peers from other communities on various elements of the BR+E process.
For more information about this opportunity please contact Vicki Lass at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register email email@example.com or call 1-877-424-1300
For more information about BR+E click here.