Find the Support You Need to Succeed
In Peterborough & the Kawarthas we have a different way of doing business. Our team at PKED offers friendly, personalized service and has the connections and insights you need to seal the deal.
We offer in-depth local knowledge of our region’s collaborative and supportive business community, and can assist you and your business with:
- support in training and workforce development
- identifying financing and funding opportunities
- connecting to the local business support community and decision makers
- navigating the planning process, zoning and regulatory environment
- site selection and property identification
- access to data and support in understanding local market research
- advice on grant and application writing
Our team at PKED are ready and able to be your local boots on the ground. With connections to municipal governments, planners and real estate professionals we are easily able to assemble a local team to get you the information you need.
We can also provide insight into the opportunities and the story behind the numbers to help you back up the data you have gathered on our community.
Our vibrant and successful business mix ranges from fresh-faced startups and seasoned professionals to well-known brands and global corporations. Maintaining this diversity through business retention and expansion services is a top priority. Whether it’s long-tail work helping existing employers access new markets and providing insights for successful expansion or smaller scale assistance such as small business services, training and access to funding, we work with our industry colleagues to have your back every step of the way.
Financial Supports & Incentives
We know that access to funding and incentives is vital to business growth, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of opportunities to help you succeed.
We can help you navigate local information to help your business make smarter, faster, better decisions. Review the business climate, industry trends, analyze your competition and more.
The export landscape in Canada is complex and can be difficult to navigate. The team at PKED can help you connect with provincial and federal organizations and programs for trade financing, brokering, and foreign market expertise to help you start or grow your export business
Talent & Workforce
We’ve Got Talent. Peterborough & the Kawarthas has an eager, educated and experienced workforce. This region is home to three outstanding post-secondary institutions making it a magnetic community for young talent to study in both applied and academic fields to make a world of difference in our local business community and in communities around the world.
Explore our Industries
The business models of our manufacturing companies include custom engineering, innovation and lean manufacturing, making these companies part of the Advanced Manufacturing sector.
With a community of operations at and in close proximity to Peterborough’s Airport and aerospace business park, Peterborough is a leading base for national and international manufacturing, repair and overhaul; research and development; and training.
Rolling hills of heritage farmlands blended with esteemed Ontario cottage country and vibrant urban landscapes are what makes Peterborough & the Kawarthas unique as a destination for both visitors and investment.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas has the perfect blend of country and city landscapes and experiences.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas is a region that has been shaped by two key things: innovative minds and our connection to water with the Trent-Severn Waterway winding its way through our landscapes.