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Economic Development

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Welcome to Augusta Township

Augusta Township, a community of opportunities, truly is a great place to live and work and to enjoy life’s many pleasures. Augusta is one of the oldest townships in Ontario with roots dating back to the 1700’s. Here you will find historic houses and ultra-modern estates. Augusta communities include Algonquin, Domville, Maitland, Maynard, North Augusta and Roebuck.

To view a video of our expansive Township, you can visit our YouTube Page.

Our Township is perfectly placed along the St. Lawrence River in the south eastern Ontario. Augusta is also home to many thriving large and small businesses and agricultural operations.  Are you considering opening or relocating your business to The Township of Augusta?

View this video to hear from a few of our local businesses.


Business Retention + Expansion

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, the Township of Augusta and the Townships of Merrickville-Wolford and Rideau Lakes have partnered in a project where staff and volunteers directly connect with over 300 businesses in the region.

The main objective of the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) program is to assist existing businesses within the communities to become more competitive and thereby increasing their chances of staying in the area.

Through the BR+E program, we can learn how to make our community a great place to do business.

The program helps:

  • support local businesses so they can grow, create jobs and stay in the community
  • write and implement an action plan to foster business development, investment and job creation
  • collect business and market data to support economic development planning

BR+E Final Report – the results of the interviews conducted of 40 businesses in Augusta Township.

Leeds Grenville BR+E Report – the County wide results.  Visit the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville’s website for more information.

Business to Business (B2B) Networking – more information about the face-to-face networking group.

Augusta & Prescott Joint Economic Development Strategies & Land Development/Needs Study

A special joint meeting of Prescott & Augusta Council’s was held on January 31st, 2022 to receive and endorse the recommendations of a joint Economic Development Strategy and Land Development & Needs Analysis Study. Distinct five-year Economic Development Strategies were also developed and recently endorsed by Augusta & Prescott in support of this joint initiative.

These strategies will serve as the blueprint for economic development activities throughout Augusta & Prescott over the next five years. Municipal partners are developing joint and individual implementation plans and performance measures, to deliver on the immediate and long-term strategic priorities moving forward.

Key project outcomes:

1) Two Distinct 5-year Economic Development Strategies developed for the Town of Prescott and Township of Augusta. Priority areas, actions and ongoing performance measures have been identified for individual pursuit under each of these strategies.

2) Joint Economic Development Action Plan outlining collaborative actions across the Township of Augusta and the Town of Prescott, in the following priority areas:

a. Business Retention and Expansion
b. Investment Attraction
c. Tourism Development and Resident Attraction

3) Joint Land Development/Needs Analysis to identify appropriate lands for future growth and provide for municipal infrastructure/servicing requirements.

Learn more and view the completed studies below.

*Please note: these documents are not in an accessible format.  For alternative options, please contact the Township office. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Augusta Township Economic Development Strategy 2021

Joint Augusta-Prescott Economic Development Action Plan 2021

Joint Prescott-Augusta Land Development/Needs Study 2021

Joint Augusta-Prescott Technical Report 2021

Prescott Economic Development Strategy 2021


Township of Augusta Annual Business of the Year and New Business of the Year Awards

Each year Council and the Economic Development & Tourism Committee hosts a breakfast to celebrate the accomplishments of two businesses in the Township of Augusta who have shown community involvement and innovation.

The Business of the Year award is given to a business who has shown longevity, community involvement and innovation.

The New Business of the Year award is given to an entrepreneur who has launched a business in the last 1 to 5 years and who has shown community involvement, innovation and sustainability.


Congratulations to R &D Dairies, the 2021 recipient of the Augusta Business of the Year award.

Congratulations also go to The Old Stone Hall – this year’s recipient of the Augusta New Business of the Year award.

The awards were given out at a breakfast held Friday, November 5, 2021 at MERC Hall.

Special thanks to the event sponsors: Burnbrae Farms, Egg Farmers of Ontario and Leeds & Grenville Small Business Enterprises.

Business of the Year winners for 2021 - R & D Dairies
Left-Right: MP Michael Barrett, MPP Steve Clark, Mayor Doug Malanka, Dalene Jones, Robert Jones (R & D Dairies) and Deputy Mayor Jeff Shaver


new business of the year 2021 winner Jamie Harrison of The Old Stone Hall receiving her award
Left-Right: MP Michael Barrett, MPP Steve Clark, Mayor Doug Malanka, Jamie Harrison (The Old Stone Hall) and Deputy Mayor Jeff Shaver.


Business of the Year

2021 – R & D Dairies
2020 – Elmer’s Construction
2019 – Ken Miller Excavating
2018 – More Than Just Babysitting (MTJB)
2017 – Bud the Spud Chip Wagon
2016 – V6 Agronomy
2015 – Prescott Animal Hospital
2014 – Nuisance Wildlife Control Inc.
2013 – Polite Sand & Gravel
2012 – Hands Auction
2011 – Selleck Mechanical Inc.
2010 – Finucan’s General Store

New Business of the Year (*Formerly Trail Blazer of the Year) 

2021 – The Old Stone Hall
2020 – Flowers of the Field
2019* – Bayanihan Honey Bee Company
2018* – Access in Motion
2017* – Augusta Farms
2016* – Cole Solutions


Visit the Business/New Business of the Year Award page for more information.  A video of the 2021 event can be viewed on our YouTube page.



Augusta Township Mayor’s Breakfast table full of breakfast food - eggs, bacon, pancakes

Every Spring the Mayor hosts a breakfast for local businesses and the public with presentations on topics that matter to the Township of Augusta. The MP and MPP also attend to update residents on how the government is continuing to assist rural residents.



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The St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission

The St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission is seven municipalities strong: Augusta, Brockville, Edwardsburgh Cardinal, Elizabethtown Kitley, Front of Yonge, Leeds & Thousand Islands and Prescott.

They are focused on the attraction of new industrial and commercial employers to the region, increasing the quantity and quality of job opportunities for our residents along with assisting our existing business to expand.

Corridor 2030 – Community in Transition Report



There are also various programs in place sponsored through Local, Provincial and Federal governments to assist new businesses and to help them succeed.  Below are a list of links that you may find useful:

Ontario Government Small Businesses

Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre

Grenville CFDC

Ministry of Labour- Small Businesses

1000 Islands Community Development Corporation

South Grenville Chamber of Commerce

Brockville & District Chamber of Commerce

Statistics Canada

Export Development Canada

Ontario Exports

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

Service Ontario – Business Services

Economic Developers Association of Canada

Economic Developers Council of Ontario

Ontario East Economic Development