The Town of Renfrew is a vibrant community with a strong industrial base, retail  and services sector. Our creative economy is fueled by innovation and regional partnerships allowing our business to flourish. The following page gives an overview of our stronger sectors and a feel for the strong economony that exists in The Town of Renfrew.

Advanced Manufacturing

Come build a future in Renfrew. We’ve manufactured a solid reputation for producing high-value, well-designed and engineering-intensive goods for satisfied customers around the world. Advanced manufacturing includes original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) both large and small, as well as suppliers of components and specialized services. We’re also increasingly becoming a renowned centre for advanced materials like bio fibre composites.

Renfrew is also known for hockey tape, airline parts, flag poles, wire and specialized military equipment. From precision machining and sheet-metal fabrication to kitchen cabinets, countertops and finely crafted furniture, Renfrew manufacturers put quality first and build things to last. And they have a very stable system of suppliers and skilled workers supporting them.

With the tools to build your business and unparalleled distribution channels to transport goods, your company will grow better in Renfrew.

Creative Economy

Renfrew is home to an internationally recognized community of creative professionals. From designers, advertising and marketing, crafts and fashion Renfrew has a myriad of creative industries. Radio is strong and is top-notch. Creative writing and songwriting thrives. Graphic design and fine art are first-rate. The range is as diverse as the region itself.

Renfrew has become a hotbed for cool shops engaged in showcasing local flavor, fashion, design and crafts.

Our cultural portfolio inspired by highly recognized strong rooted individuals showcasing some of the best professional arts in the province.


Simply put the Town of Renfrew is the Centre of the Region! Renfrew is a significant crossroads of culture, commerce and tourism. Arts and culture lovers from around the world stop and visit in Renfrew while travelling to Algonquin Park. Renfrew County as one of Canada’s premier racing destinations and the Town of Renfrew is the closest service community.  Renfrew is home to exciting and diverse attractions like the Swinging Bridge, one of three in Canada, and the Birthplace of the NHA/NHL Museum located on Raglan Street South.  These unique must-sees are supported by an array of accommodations, tantalizing culinary experiences and recreation options that appeal to every traveller.

Rural Enterprise

A growing number of businesses have found the Town of Renfrew is the perfect place to build a business.  With its proximity to Ottawa along the Hwy #17 corridor, Renfrew offers an affordable location for those needing to access the larger centers and wider markets. Business owners enjoy the small-town charm and mystic beauty of our community. Renfrew offers opportunities for investment in our historic downtown.  The Town of Renfrew is undertaking an Entrepreneurship project with Queen's University - Business School to assess growing trends and a gap analysis. Come and be part of this new innovative project! For investors looking for a great community in which to set up business we are the location for your new business start –up or relocation.

Health Services

The Town of Renfrew is a health professional’s ultimate destination. Health Care Doctors, Specialists, Dentists. Optometrists, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists practice here in the best facilities in the region. 

The Renfrew Victoria Hospital is a fully accredited facility, offering, and surgical, medical, and complex continuing care. Special in-patient services include a Special Care Unit, Palliative Care, and Pastoral Care.

The hospital has an extensive ambulatory care program with over 30,000 emergencies and clinic visits per year. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as the Regional Centre have designated Renfrew Victoria Hospital for Renfrew County Nephrology Services. As such a 20-station hemodialysis unit is located at RVH, a 6-station satellite hemodialysis unit is located at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Barry’s Bay and a 6-station unit at the Pembroke Regional Hospital. Pre-dialysis care clinics are also offered.

We offer 25 specialist outpatient clinics and a satellite oncology service. RVH sponsors countywide services in Addictions Treatment Services, Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP), Regional Assault Care Program, and Sleep Lab.

The Hospital anchors an outstanding health village in our community that includes Hospice Renfrew, Bonnechere Manor, Groves Park Lodge, Quail Creek Retirement Centre, Addictions Treatment Service, Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy, RVH Sleep Products, Gamma Dynacare and others.

To view a list of some of our businesses with over 20 employees please click here