1. Starting a Business
2. Supports and Networks
3. Access to Capital
4. Orléans Resources
The principal goal of the Orléans Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is to attract major knowledge-based employers (e.g., clean technologies, photonics and life sciences) to the area and to encourage the creation of new high quality jobs. In so doing, the Orléans CIP would result in significant improvements to the job-to-household ratio in Orléans. Additionally, the CIP aims to attract new employment-related private sector investment for lands and/or buildings that are underutilized, idled, or in need of repair or renovation.
The plan provides financial incentives for property owners that would encourage investment in the redevelopment of properties that currently, or in the past have been developed. Eligible projects must target a minimum of 15 net new knowledge-based jobs within 10 years of project completion and result in a minimum of 15 immediate net new jobs at time of project completion.
The purpose of the St-Joseph Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is to encourage and facilitate development and redevelopment of properties on the street by providing financial incentives to landowners. The CIP benefits private landowners undertaking development projects on private property.
The CIP project area is comprised of private properties fronting on both the north and south sides of St. Joseph Boulevard, covering a length of approximately 4.0 kilometres from Youville Drive in the west to Prestone Drive in the east. Other properties fronting on Jeanne D’Arc Boulevard, Place D’Orleans Drive and within portions of the Cumberland Town Centre area are also included within the CIP boundary.
7. Promoting Bilingualism / Francophone Resources
Tools and resources that can foster economic growth, business development and business outreach, such as:
- Mentoring and education
- Low-cost translation services
- French-language oral communication workshops adapted to the service sector
- Support to recruit bilingual staff