Investment Tourism | Ontario East

Investment Tourism

Economic development professionals can assist with all stages of tourism investment:

  • With 2.1M visitors and 2M regional residents, there is a need for increased visitor accommodation, especially along waterfronts and the 400 series highways.
  • Proven revenue-generating adventure and food/hospitality businesses are available for purchase to complement sports tourism, craft breweries and the region’s farm to table initiatives.
  • Attractive historical downtowns build upon a critical mass of quaint settings for major events and day-trips.
  • Available low-cost land to turn rural landscapes into international attractions
  • Continuous consumer marketing is done by strong tourism organizations.
  • Year-round high visitor rates.
  • Skilled, business – focused, tourism experienced workforce.


Connect with our Investment Tourism sector members to help with your future projects and opportunities:

Linda Lisle

City of Quinte West
Rob Hunter Municipality of South Dundas

Dan Borowec

Northumberland County

Alastair Baird 

Renfrew County, Ottawa Valley Economic Development
Bonnie Ruddock  Region 9 Tourism Organization

Amanda Trafford

Town of Gananoque
Jennifer Miller Town of Smiths Falls

Ann Weir

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Carol Lavigne

United Counties of Prescott-Russell