The Brooks Region's economic development team is enthusiasitc about assisting businesses and investors. We're constantly coming up with new ideas to help our current businesses, get businesses started and also attract new development. Those ideas include researching and conducting studies, marketing our current assets and offering programs to our local entrepreneurs. Here's a list of those endeavours:
NewGrow is a program aimed at supporting new and existing businesses in the Brooks Region. Providing funding will break down barriers and stimulate business growth in our region, hopefully leading towards better business retention and expansion.
The NewGrow program gives community entrepreneurs and innovators the opportunity to start up or expand a business or create a new product, service or invention through a business plan and public pitch competition. All participants who take part in NewGrow will have a chance to receive an award package including up to $10,000 in funding plus valuable business services, promotions and mentorship.
NOTE: PARTICIPATION IN NEWGROW DOES NOT ASSURE ANY AWARD OF CASH, GRANTS OR MENTORSHIP
You can propose any type of business, new product/service or business expansion/enhancement, as long as it meets a few simple requirements as listed in the NewGrow Program Parameters.
The first pitch competition took place in December of 2018 and there are plans to hold another competition in 2019! Be sure to watch for that announcement!