Our Services

Whether you are a start-up or expanding business, ROEDC has expertise to help you on your path to success.

At no charge to you, we offer a broad range of services and resources to help you thrive in Rural Oxford.

We are responsive with a personal connection because you are important to us.

Our Economic Development team provides:

Confidential site selection
Assistance with permit and process navigation
Liaisons with local, provincial and federal governments
Support for expansion and modernization
Increased exposure and promotion for your business
Referrals to professional service providers
Connection to community partners
Networking opportunities
We allocate resources towards initiatives that support the ever-changing business needs of our Rural Oxford communities.
Business Planning
Workforce Development
Expansion Exploration
Available Land & Space
Export Development
Marketing & Exposure
Advocacy

Oxford Rural Entrepreneurs

Oxford Rural Entrepreneurs, ORE, the often-hidden wealth of Rural Oxford.
It is truly amazing to discover, once you start digging, just how much entrepreneurial talent exists here.  We’re working to help some amazing entrepreneurs form ORE – a professional network based on their common challenges and shared experiences.
Together, we’re creating a sense of community where connections, education and networking will support the continued growth and prosperity of our back-road businesses in Rural Oxford.
Please contact our team if you’re interested in attending an ORE event. You can also stay current with ORE events by signing up for ROEDC Connections Newsletter or following us on social media.

RED Tape

We understand that most businesses will only ever deal with the planning, zoning, and a building inspector once or twice in the lifetime of their business, we can be a resource and a guide through your relocation or expansion process.

Find Funding

We’re well connected to opportunity.

We keep track of what programs are accepting grant applications, and what priorities they are likely to support.
We’ve helped organizations source millions of dollars from federal, provincial, and local grant programs.

Business Retention & Expansion

In 2018, the Rural Oxford EDC conducted a Business Retention + Expansion study. This project was funded in part by the Rural Economic Development program. The key takeaways from the study were: Workforce, Infrastructure, and Business Support Services.
An action oriented and community-based approach to economic development, the BR+E plan focuses on nurturing existing businesses, and prioritizing community efforts. BR+E fosters economic development by learning more about challenges and opportunities to retaining and growing businesses and developing action plans to address these concerns as part of the community’s economic development strategy.  Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation (ROEDC) focused this 2018 BR+E on the Agri-business, Food Processing, Logistics, and Manufacturing business sectors across Rural Oxford.
This report will be the basis for our programs and activities over the next three to four years. The priorities outlined in this report will be the focus of our economic development initiatives as we work to build a thriving, resilient community.