Downtown supports and resources

The recent revitalization of Downtown Brantford provides unique opportunities for new and expanding businesses. There are supports and resources to help you create or relocate a business Downtown.

Finding space

Our Available Sites tool identifies real estate opportunities in Brantford. With it you can target your search to our downtown. This powerful tool can simplify your selection process.

Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA)

The Brantford Downtown BIA was established in 1977 and represents downtown businesses through promotion of the area as an ideal place to live, work, and shop.

Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre

There are a lot of factors to consider before starting or making changes to a business. Whether you are a home-based business or a commercial business, the Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre has resources to help you start or grow.

The BRC offers free business advice by experienced business owners. The BRC also run free business workshops so you can learn more about starting and growing your business and meet other business owners.

Enterprise Brant

Enterprise Brant provides financial and consulting services to local businesses with the goal of creating jobs in Brantford and the County of Brant. Enterprise Brant administers a loan portfolio to assist new or existing businesses with start-up, expansion, or stabilization plans. Repayable, flexible financing is available.

Chamber of Commerce

For over 150 years, the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant has been a voice for business to promote local economic growth and prosperity. It is an independent, membership driven organization. Members work together to help develop their businesses and the community. The Chamber acts in an advocacy role by working with all three levels of government on issues such as taxation and transportation. It also offers a broad range of programs and services that provide networking, marketing, and educational opportunities for members.

Downtown incentives and grants

Financial incentives and grants may be available to qualifying businesses. Contact us for more information.