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Why Pembroke is a great place to do business

The City of Pembroke actively pursues new investment into the community, while at the same time, works diligently to ensure  that existing businesses have the tools they need to succeed. The City of Pembroke management team is ready to help you with your plans by responding quickly to your business needs.

Over 720 acres of Vacant Land Available! 

Fully serviced and appropriately zoned industrial land is available through the City of Pembroke. Lot configurations are flexible, prices very competitive, and it is often possible to customize industrial and commercial space to suit your specific needs.

Downtown Façade Improvement Program

Does your downtown building need a facelift? We can help you restore the façade to its “glory days”. The City has designed a program that will provide a grant for up to $5000 to help qualified businesses make their storefronts more attractive and in keeping with the original historic look of our downtown. Review the application guidelines here, and download the application form here

Official Tourist Designation

The City of Pembroke has passed a by-law that designates the community as a Tourist Area. This is great news, especially for retailers and any other businesses that would like to remain open on statutory holidays to take advantage of increased tourist traffic.

Business Retention and Expansion

We believe that if a community wishes to thrive, and not just survive, then local businesses must help to determine the economic agenda. The BR&E program is based on that premise and engages the local business community in a meaningful way to ensure that their voices are heard and their issues addressed quickly. The Economic Development Department offers business mentoring services as well, and will work with entrepreneurs to help them develop their business plans, and marketing and promotional strategies to nurture their success. An online portal for business has been developed to assist businesses at every stage. The Entrepreneurs' Toolkit provides essential links to federal and provincial business services.