Business Retention and Expansion
Research continues to illustrate that the majority of new jobs created come from existing businesses. Business Retention and Expansion ( BRE for short) is an economic development strategy that focuses on the retention and expansion of existing businesses.
The Internet provides new and innovative ways for economic development organizations to retain and expand local businesses. The presentation below includes successful case studies that break out of the old mold of traditional Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) and embrace effective new strategies to grow businesses and support entrepreneurs.
BUSINESS COUNTS Saskatchewan is a provincial initiative offered by the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association.
The program provides a consistent province wide method for accumulating data needed to spot and analyze economic trends at the provincial, regional, or local level.
The Ministry of Government Relations has developed a guide to establishing Inter-municipal Business Licenses. It includes information on the IMBL concept, the recent amendments enabling IMBL in Saskatchewan, key benefits, common misconceptions and IMBL arrangements in place in other jurisdictions, including data and analysis on a particular British Columbia region's experience. It also contains information on how to get started, and sample bylaws and agreements.
IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION YOU WILL FIND:
BRE Visitation Case Studies including interview guides and final reports
Recruitment and retention of physicians
Evaluating the potential fit for BRE in your community
Case Studies of Three Rural Community Business Retention and Expansion Programs