Community Development Department (CDD)

 If you’re looking to move here, start a new business or expand your existing business in this thriving environment, the Community Development Department is here to help. Contact us today to see how we can help facilitate locating to The County.

Find a Location for Your Business

We can help you find a location for your business and introduce you to the resources available through our local community partners. We work in collaboration with our Development Services Group (Building & Planning) to provide investors and the public, a one-window approach to access municipal services relating to economic and community development. Get started with your business today by calling us to talk about your needs. Or, learn more about our thriving economy in our Community Investment Profile.

Build a New Life Here with Us!

Part of what makes The County so great is the collaboration and sense of community spirit available to new business owners you can’t find in large urban centres. A smaller community means you’ll receive personalized support, whether that is receiving help with your business plan, finding the resources necessary to start your business, or expand your existing business.

The Community Development Department also has a broad mandate, not only leading Community Development but working with the Community Economic Development Commission to achieve Council’s High Level Strategic Priorities.

What the Community Development Department Does


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    Community Development Strategic Plan

    Provide input for the Community Development Strategic Plan

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    Development proposals

    Implement a one-window approach for development proposals

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    Culture and heritage

    Use culture & heritage assets as economic drivers

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    Grants and applications

    Oversee grants and applications

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    Manage real estate

    Manage County real estate sales and leasing

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    Small business assistance

    Provide assistance to small businesses including business retention and expansion

Not your Typical Economic Development Office