The Ottawa Valley began forming 600 million years ago, and today the land forms a "trench" or "valley" in both the Province of Ontario and the Province of Quebec. The Ottawa Valley has a well defined river "The Ottawa River" running through the centre of this land mass. The land within the watershed of the Ottawa River is known as the "Ottawa Valley".
Renfrew County is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, the Province of Ontario in the Dominion of Canada, geographically located in Eastern Ontario. The County of Renfrew in the Ottawa Valley stretches from the outskirts of Canada's Capital, the City of Ottawa, in the east and along the shores of historic Ottawa River in the Province of Ontario, to the northern tip of Algonquin Park's wilderness in the west
The County encompasses 17 municipalities and has an area of 7,645.68 sq. kms. The area is rural in nature and is made up of distinct physiographic regions. The County is a composite of diverse segments, one region is an enclave for research efforts with a worldwide reputation, another is a location of industrial enterprises. The Scenery of the area makes this part of Canada unique.
Smart investors and entrepreneurs who want to put down roots no longer compromise between career opportunities and lifestyle. Instead they look to doing business in an environment where they can combine a stimulating career path with a pleasing way of life. More and more, they look to the Ottawa Valley - Renfrew County.
Here, the success of established businesses are applauded and new ventures are helped along the way with good sense, support and advice. As with any community, we rely heavily on the benefits of a strong support network linking us to new ideas, contacts and opportunities - nearby and around the world.
It's in this tradition that we do business with an eye on the future while remembering the gains of our past. Innovative small manufacturing plants, accommodating tourism and hospitality operations, a progressive service sector and several advanced digital-based industries have come to recognize the benefits of doing business in the County of Renfrew.
Many of Canada's keenest minds can trace their heritage back through several generations in the Ottawa Valley, while more and more, newcomers choose our Valley as legacy for their children. Family ties and wholesome values, strong community spirit, the absence of urban congestion, well maintained infrastructure and an outdoor recreation paradise, all help to create a productive environment for personal growth, entrepreneurial success and unique business opportunities.