Open for Business in Frontenac

Welcome! We invite you to choose Frontenac County as a place to invest. Frontenac business owners personify a fierce entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to doing right by their customers, and a commitment to improving this place we call home. In Frontenac, you will enjoy life in one of the most naturally beautiful parts of Ontario and benefit from:

  • Ready access to Highway 401, with Highways 7 and 38 as reliable transportation networks through Frontenac.
  • Close proximity to Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and North American markets.
  • Air and rail transportation links through the City of Kingston.
  • Proactive support to simplify new business development and growth.
  • A growing network of successful entrepreneurs excited to welcome new businesses to our area.
  • Supportive local consumers and a huge influx of cottage and tourist population in warmer months.

We suggest you start by checking out our Regional Priorities, the Frontenac Ambassador Network and our Community Profile. 

We're here to help. Contact our team:

Richard Allen, Manager of Economic DevelopmentRichard Allen, Manager of Economic Development
613-548-9400 ext 330,

As Manager of Economic Development, Richard is responsible for collaborating with a variety of stakeholders in order to achieve the community development goals outlined in Frontenac County's Economic Development Charter. His responsibilities range from developing food and beverage opportunities to promoting rural innovation and agricultural investments. Richard is also responsible for initiatives surrounding the K&P Trail. 


Alison Vandervelde, Community Development OfficerAlison Vandervelde, Community Development Officer
613-548-9400 ext 331,

In her role as Community Development Officer, Alison primarily spends her time connecting with businesses and community initiatives across Frontenac County. She is the main contact for the Frontenac Ambassador program, coordinator of Open Farms, and she works to find resources for our small businesses to raise their profile across the County.


Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation

Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation logo

The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 2003, run by a local volunteer board of directors and staffed by experienced professionals whose objective is aptly expressed by its tag line “building business”growing communities”. We are one of 37 CFDCs in rural eastern and southern Ontario that is funded by the Federal Development Agency of Southern Ontario.

Contact the CFDC Team:

Anne Prichard, Executive Director
613-372-1414 ext 204,

Sue Theriault, Office Manager
613-372-1414 ext 206,

Jason Brown, Business Advisor
613-372-1414 ext 202,