Recommended Target Business Types
If you are thinking of starting a business in ComfortCountry, or expanding, the following business types are some that you may want to consider based on our research of what our region needs, what residents want and statistically what our region is evidently able to support:
- Accounting, bookkeeping, tax preparation
- Financial investment services
- Architects and engineers
- Legal services
- Specialized design services
- Advertising and related services
- Clothing stores
- Sports and recreation stores
- Book and music stores
- Gift stores
- Specialty food stores
- Casual dining
- Tea rooms / specialty coffee shops
- Pubs - nice place to have a pint
For more information, you can download our Commercial Recruitment Strategy by clicking here.
Who can help?
The Hastings County Economic Development Office provides the following services to ComfortCountry and the Municipalities it serves:
- Assists new and existing businesses in their efforts to develop or expand by
- Providing accurate and up-to-date market intelligence on ComfortCountry and the County of Hastings.
- Facilitating private and public sector relations.
- Assisting clients in their efforts to identify and access senior government resources.
- Assists local community groups in their economic development efforts by
- Providing planning and development support for projects.
- Assisting groups in their efforts to secure support and resources.
- Markets the region to attract new business investment and employment opportunities.
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Community Futures Development Corporations
The North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) provides assistance to individuals or groups that are considering starting a small business in ComfortCountry, seeking advice or financing for an existing business or requiring assistance on a community project. For more information, please visit their website at www.community-futures.ca
The Regional Economic Development Team for the Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs is located in Belleville. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/rural/index.html