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 recommend checking out the Accessibility information and resources. 

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. 

Debbi MillerDebbi Miller, Community Development Officer
613-548-9400 ext 331, 

In her role as Community Development Officer, Debbi spends her time supporting businesses and community initiatives across Frontenac County. 



Frontenac Business Services

Frontenac Business Services

We are a dedicated team of professionals who pride ourselves on delivering business advice and loan services that nurtures and supports your entrepreneurial spirit. Having had small businesses ourselves, the staff understands the opportunities and challenges that you have to deal with and we are here to help you reach your goals.

Frontenac Business Services is a Community Futures Development Corporation. It is a not-for-profit organization that is governed by a volunteer board of directors and funded by Federal Economic Development For Southern Ontario (FedDev) to support small businesses through:

  • One-on-one business consultations at no cost
  • Business planning support
  • Information and connection to our network
  • Flexible commercial loan financing

In addition to our mandated services, the organization places particular emphasis on three areas:

  1. Brand Fortitude and Business Promotion - helping you promote your business and facilitate networking opportunities.
  2. Invest for Impact - supporting your business to be more profitable and create jobs
  3. Food and Beverage (FAB) Region - to attract and grow small scale artisan food and beverage businesses.

Contact the Frontenac Business Services Team:

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

Lauren Reid, Office Administrator & Business Advisor
613-372-1414 ext 206,

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