The following documents are entrepreneurship revitalization tools shared by The Monieson Centre at Queen’s School of Business. These user-friendly resource documents summarize research results related to economic development needs in Eastern Ontario.
Creating Value-Added Products from Natural Resources
Eastern Ontario’s agriculture and forestry sectors are showing an increased interest in creating value‐added products from local natural resources. At the most basic level, added value can come from either transforming a product in some way, or providing an additional service which complements the product itself.
Rural Investment Attraction
Rural areas are marked by low levels of financial investment, infrastructure, business and government services. This inhibited investment climate is a reflection of the relatively high cost of these services in rural communities, which in turn is a function of low population densities, low levels of economic development, and the slow penetration of commercial activities.