The Brooks Region's economic development team is enthusiastic 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:
The NewGrow program was first launched in October 2018 and after a very popular and successful first year, the Brooks Region is excited to announce that the program will be continued in 2019. NewGrow is a program aimed at supporting new and existing businesses in the Brooks Region. Businesses make a pitch to a panel of judges and compete for funding. The funding is a grant (not a loan, and no matching funds are required) and is intended to break down barriers and stimulate business growth in the 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.
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.
Timelines for NewGrow 2019 are as follows:
Application available online - Friday August 30th
Judges announced: Friday November 15th
Application packages due: Friday November 29th
Pitch night: Friday December 6th
Based on feedback from last year, some minor changes have been made to the Program Parameters and application process. Details will be available for interested participants on August 30th.
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