Business Retention & Expansion 

The City of Brantford administers a local Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) program through the Economic Development and Tourism Department. The BR+E program supports local businesses by creating opportunities for direct firm assistance and enabling area businesses to become aware of programs and resources available to them, through ongoing local company visitations. The BR+E works to promote community-based business and organization economic development by offering services for location assistance, business planning, financial planning, exporting, training & development, market research, market plan development and human resources. .

The Brantford•Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre (BRC) provides information, resources and free professional consultations to small business entrepreneurs who are starting, expanding or buying a business. The BRC is part of a network of offices that serve Ontario’s small business community and is a partnership with the City of Brantford, County of Brant, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth and local businesses. In addition, the BRC provides capacity building workshops, seminars and networking opportunities for local businesses.

For more information about the City of Brantford’s Business Retention + Expansion programming, contact the Economic Development & Tourism Department at 519-751-9900 or the Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre at 519-756-4269.