Umicore to build industrial scale battery materials manufacturing plant in Loyalist Township


Umicore is making a $1.5 billion investment in Loyalist Township to build a first of its kind industrial scale cathode and precursor materials manufacturing plant.

This investment in Lennox & Addington will support Ontario’s vision of building an end-to-end electric vehicle (EV) supply chain in the province and becoming a North American hub for building the cars of the future.

Building the facility will provide employment for around 1,000 people in the construction phase and employment for several hundred in operations.

Digital Media Webinar – A Guide to Your Holiday Ad Campaign

Ashley Arnold

On November 30th L&A Digital Marketing Coach Steph Brown hosted a webinar with hints and tips on how to create a Digital Media Holiday Ad Campaign. Steph provided a 101 of creating your Holiday ad campaign, as well as took time to answer your questions.

View the Recording Here


Keeping Our KFL&A Community Safe and Open


To: Business Community 

Case counts of COVID-19 are increasing across the province. They are also rising now in our KFL&A region which demands increased vigilance and strengthened sector-specific public health and workplace safety measures.

Thank you L&A Businesses

Warden Marg Isbester

2020 has been challenging and unpredictable and has been very hard on our business community. Your perseverance, dedication and passion is appreciated now more than ever. On behalf of the County of Lennox & Addington, thank you for all that you do.

We are a strong community with exceptional individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Thank you for your continued trust, patience, and empathy for one another as we work together during the pandemic. I want to share my gratitude for your calm, along with your willingness to support your community and neighbours.

COVID-19: Business Owners Addressing Face Mask Concerns


KFL&A Public Health has developed a few tips on how business owners and staff may address concerns with the use of face coverings in commercial businesses.

To download the tip sheet click here.

Stage 3 Re-Opening Memo for Local Businesses: Instructions to Persons Responsible for a Business or Organization Permitted to Open


As we transition to Stage 3 of reopening businesses in KFL&A, the attached letter from Dr. Kieran Moore, outlines the necessary instructions to keep our communities safe and our economies growing.  The letter identifies instructions individuals responsible for a business or organization permitted to open .

Please click here to read the letter.

Webinar - Safely Opening Your Business with KFL&A Public Health


On Tuesday, May 26th Lennox & Addington County hosted a webinar in partnership with KFL&A Public Health. The topic was "How to Safely Re-open your Business". Miranda Iezzi, Cindy Lee, and Gord Mitchell from KFL&A Public Health and staff answered questions about guidelines, best practices and requirements for businesses during this time.

Memo to Businesses from Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health


To: All Businesses

From: Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health

Date: May 8, 2020

Re: Re-opening of Businesses and Workplaces

The provincial government released A Framework for Reopening our Province on April 27, 2020, which provides a phased approach for re-opening businesses and workplaces. Since the release of the framework, the Premier has announced a number of businesses that may re-open with some conditions.

Business Webinar


On Friday, March 20th the Economic Development Office hosted a webinar to provide more information to local businesses regarding the current significant challenges. For those of you who were not able to participate you are able to now view the webinar. We are hoping to have additional webinars next week, please stay tuned. If you are needing help with your business please get in touch with the Economic Development Office, we are here to help.

Rural Economic Development (RED) Program Now Accepting Applications

Rob Plumley

The Province of Ontario is helping rural communities across the province attract investment, create jobs and boost economic development through the Rural Economic Development (RED) Program. The Program provides cost-share funding to support activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario, and opens doors to rural economic development through: