Economic Development

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 You Tube 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.

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.

Augusta Township Mayor’s Breakfast

Every year 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.

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.

Visit their website for more information on this initiative:

st. lawrence corridor logo

Corridor 2030 – Community in Transition Report


There are also various programs in place sponsored through the 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