Frontenac County business owners’ survey aims to inform economic development

Frontenac County business owners’ survey aims to inform economic development
Frontenac County business owners’ survey aims to inform economic development
Photo by Lucas Mulder/Kingstonist.

Those who participate in the annual survey of Frontenac County-based business owners may notice an enhanced format for 2024, according to Frontenac County Economic Development.

Frontenac County is once again inviting County business owners to participate in an annual survey, this year bringing Frontenac County, North Frontenac Township, Central Frontenac Township, South Frontenac Township, Frontenac Islands Township, and Frontenac Business Services together – the five municipalities and the County’s Business Services branch of Economic Development have collaborated this year on a single Frontenac Business Survey for the region. And according to a press release, the survey is designed to inform economic development throughout the nearly 4,000 square kilometres of Frontenac County.

Richard Allen, Manager of Economic Development for Frontenac County. Photo via

The County explained that the annual survey “equips economic developers with vital insight into the economic landscape and the effects of program and service changes across the region.” The responses received from local business owners helps to advise economic development partners on “where to invest resources to better serve the business community moving forward,” Frontenac County said.

“The thoughtful insights provided by business operators in this survey continue to help us understand and identify opportunities, challenges, and priorities across the region,” said Richard Allen, Frontenac County Manager of Economic Development, in a statement.

County business owners can find details and the next steps for participating in the survey on the Engage Frontenac website. According to the County, the results of the survey will be shared with Frontenac County Council, all four township councils, the Frontenac Planning Committee, and the Frontenac Economic Development Committee. Information from survey results will also appear on the Frontenac Community Profile webpage on the County’s website.

The County shared that the survey, which is now open, take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and closes on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. And beyond the benefits of informing local economic development, County business owners who participate in the survey have the option to be entered into a weekly draw – the first draw occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2023, but there are a few draws still to take place, as well as a grand prize draw for a Frontenac County prize pack – a fun and valuable collection of County swag and items from local businesses.

Find out more information on Frontenac County on the County website, more information on Frontenac Economic Development on the Frontenac Business website, and more information about business and attractions in Frontenac County on at