Community Development Department


‌Prince Edward County has a way of capturing hearts and imaginations with its combination of rural calmness and authentic sophistication. Combining the traditional and the contemporary, The County has always been a hub for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, in this extraordinary backdrop.

So if you’re looking to move here, start a new business or expand your existing business in this thriving environment, the Community Development Department is here to help. Our creative community is attracting like-minded people from every sector imaginable.



Moving or Starting a Business in The County?

Please visit or Subscribe to our Community Development Department newsletter. You will receive information on what the Community Development Department is working on delivering. This includes amazing Recent Success StoriesAvailable PropertiesAvailable Jobs and more. For business operators or startups, you can check out Available Funding and our supporting Community Partners.


How can we help you today?


We can help you find a location for your business, and introduce you to the resources available through our community partners (below). We work in collaboration with our Development Services Group (Building & Planning) to provide investors and the public, a one-window approach to access municipal services relating to economic and community development. Explore our new Build a New Life website which features success stories of business owners and entreprenuers. Please fill out this Business Inquiry Form to see how we can help facilitate locating to The County. We will respond within 48 hours.


More About Us:

The Community Development Department has a broad mandate, not only leading Community Development but working with the newly created Community and Economic Development Commission (CEDC) to achieve Council’s High Level Strategic Priorities. The Community Economic Development Commission recently completed the Strategic Plan. Access the Community Development Strategic Plan.

Specifically, the Community Development Department will:

  • Provide input for the Corporate Strategic Plan
  • Implement a one window approach for development proposals
  • Use culture & heritage assets as economic drivers
  • Oversee grants and applications, including the Municipal Community Grant Programs over $5,000.
  • Manage County real estate sales and leasing
  • Provide assistance to small businesses including business retention and expansion

Our Community Partners:

Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Centre Serving Prince Edward County and Quinte Region

Prince Edward and Lennox and Addington Community Futures Development Corporation

Picton Business Improvement Area Association

Bloomfield Area Business Association

Wellington and District Business Association

Consecon and Area Ratepayers Association

Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association

2018 2019 BR+E Business Retention and Expansion Study arts, entertainment

2018 2019 BR+E Business Retention and Expansion Study arts, entertainment

2018 2019 BR+E Business Retention and Expansion Study arts, entertainment