RENs Conference 2017

Key Projects

RENs are engaged in common activities delivered in each region.

Core activities

  • Business retention and expansion services
  • Regional economic research
  • Business climate data
  • Community profiles
  • Workshops
  • Environmental scans
  • Websites & social media
  • Business information directories and links
  • Newsletters


BusinessNow is our signature program. It is aimed at building relationships with business; pathfinding and networking; connecting business with services and programs; and labour force development.

Other activities

RENS also meet local needs through specific projects and programs, including rural broadband initiatives, employer connector program, regional promotion, land and asset databases, succession and productivity programs for business, and sector-specific development strategies.