Economic Development

Welcome to Augusta Township

Augusta Township, a community of opportunities, truly is a great place to live and work and to enjoy life’s many pleasures. Augusta is one of the oldest townships in Ontario with roots dating back to the 1700’s. Here you will find historic houses and ultra-modern estates. Augusta communities include Algonquin, Domville, Maitland, Maynard, North Augusta and Roebuck – click here to see some footage of our expansive Township.

Our township is perfectly placed along the St. Lawrence River in the south eastern Ontario. Augusta is also home to many thriving large and small businesses and agricultural operations.  Are you considering opening or relocating your business to The Township of Augusta?  View this link to hear from a few of our local businesses.

Business Retention and Expansion

Through the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) program, we can learn how to make our community a great place to do business.

The program helps you:

  • support local businesses so they can grow, create jobs and stay in your community
  • write and implement an action plan to foster business development, investment and job creation
  • collect business and market data to support economic development planning

Township of Augusta Annual Business of the Year and Trail Blazer Award

Each year Council and the Economic Development & Tourism Committee hosts a breakfast to celebrate the accomplishments of two businesses in the Township of Augusta who have shown community involvement and innovation. The business of the year award is given to a business who has shown longevity, community involvement and innovation. The trail blazer award is given to a young entrepreneur who has launched a business in the last 1 to 5 years and is under the age of 35 who has shown community involvement, innovation and sustainability.

Business Showcase

Each year as a joint effort, the Township of Augusta, Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal and the Town of Prescott put together a business show case and expo featuring businesses from all three communities. The Business Showcase & Expo Committee, is a subcommittee of the Economic Development & Tourism Committee. They continue to strive to provide this quality event to recognize and support local businesses and enhance community networking opportunities.

Augusta Township Mayor’s Breakfast

Every year the Mayor hosts a breakfast for local businesses and the public with presentations on topics that matter to the Township of Augusta. MP and MPP also attend to update residents on how the government is continuing to assist rural residents.


There are also various programs in place sponsored through the County, Provincial and Federal governments to assist new businesses and to help them succeed.  Below are a list of links that you may find useful:

Ontario Government Small Businesses

Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre

Grenville CFDC

Ministry of Labour- Small Businesses