The City of Pembroke actively pursues new investment into the community, while at the same time, ensuring that existing businesses have the tools they need to succeed.
The City of Pembroke was founded by the "Lumber Barons" and logging prospectors who first began logging the region in the early 1800's. Today, over 100 forest companies make their home in Renfrew County, which has identical boundaries to the Ottawa Valley Sustainable Forest Licence area.
The forest industry in Renfrew County supports nearly 4,500 jobs:
To learn more about the Wood Products producers in the Ottawa Valley, click here.
The Pembroke Regional Hospital is a modern regional health care facility that contributes positively to the local economy, and is responsible for considerable growth in the ancillary health care sector within Pembroke.
This growing cluster includes: out-patient care; home health care; chiropractic care; nursing and residential facilities; and medical clinics. Another growing health care sub-sector is fitness, lifestyle and wellness centres that can be found in Pembroke and serve the greater central market population.
Combined employment in these health and related care sectors have a higher than expected concentration (25% greater than expected) in the Pembroke area. (source: McSweeney & Associates Management Consultants)
Pembroke’s manufacturing sector benefits a great deal from its direct access to Canada’s major domestic trading market. The combined Quebec and Ontario population of 21.7 million accounts for 62% of the country’s total population. The American market to the immediate south plays a vital role in the export and consumption of locally produced goods.
Pembroke's unique location combined with the skill set of the population and advanced telecommunications allow our manufacturing sector to thrive.
For more on the benefits of investing in Eastern Ontario, click here.
The City of Pembroke and surrounding area has a central market population of approximately 74,000 within a 40km/25 mi. radius. The retail sector of the local economy has grown tremendously, as Pembroke’s position as the largest service centre between Ottawa and North Bay has been solidly established.
As well as a marked increase in the number of national franchise retailers choosing to locate in Pembroke, several “big box” retailers have also located here, increasing the size of the retail cluster, and drawing even more shoppers from outside of the immediate area on a regular basis.
February 3rd, 2017SnoSpreehttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/polar-bear-dip-743.html Rotary Club of Pembroke - SnoSpree Family Skate NightBoys & Girls Club of Pembroke SnoSpree Trivia Night
February 4th, 2017SnoSpreehttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/polar-bear-dip-743.html Mardi Gras BallMardi Gras Ball in support of the I Can Play Too Fund, helping children and youth in Renfrew County...Downtown HockeySpreeDowntown HockeySpree - Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Come and play street hockey right...SnoSpree Family BreakfastSnoSpree Polar Bear DipSnoSpree Family Movie - Trolls (pre-release)Movie will be viewed at Festival Hall FREE of CHARGE, courtesy of the City of Pembroke Recreation...Rockin' the Snowflake DanceSnoSpree Central
February 5th, 2017SnoSpreehttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/polar-bear-dip-743.html Civitan Club of Pembroke - SnoSpree Kids BingoKnights of Columbus & Carefor SnoSpree Sliding PartySnoSpree Winter Fireworks Show
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February 9th, 2017Community Fun BonspielA fun Community Bonspiel running from Thursday evening 9 February 2017 to Saturday evening 11...
February 14th, 2017Valentine's Day at the library! ❤️️The Children and Teen Department invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with...
February 15th, 2017Seniors that Sizzle - Program for 55+Seniors that Sizzle is a Lunch & Learn program is available for people 55+ who are interested...
February 22nd, 2017Seniors that Sizzle - Program for 55+Seniors that Sizzle is a Lunch & Learn program is available for people 55+ who are interested...P-17-02, Request for Proposal for the Engineering Design & Contract Administration Services for Nelson Street Reconstruction
February 25th, 2017P-17-02, Request for Proposal for the Engineering Design & Contract Administration Services for Nelson Street ReconstructionColdest Night of the YearJoin us in this fun filled family fundraiser to help the homeless!! Together, we will help...