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Digital Main Street & Digital Service Squads

Digital Main Street is an innovative program designed to help main street small businesses achieve digital transformation. The program is built around an online learning platform, structured training programs, grants and Digital Service Squads teams of street-level experts that help main street small businesses manage and grow their operations through technology adoption.

The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley has partnered with the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and neighbouring municipalities to offer eligible businesses this opportunity.  Over the coming weeks, squads will be reaching out to businesses in the region to see what type of FREE digital assistance they can provide. High on their priority list will be helping eligible businesses apply for a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant

Funds will assist main street businesses with digital marketing, website redevelopment, software and eligible hardware.

Deadline for the Digital Transformation Grant is November 30th.

Eligibility includes:

  • A business owner with less than 10 full-time employees (or less than 25 employees for a restaurant)
  • Businesses located in a storefront / bricks and mortar building on a main street
  • A business paying commercial property taxes

If your business doesn’t meet the eligibility outlined above, you may still be able to get FREE digital assistance from our digital service squads. Visit the Leeds Grenville website for more details and contact information for your local service squad, or call Business Development Officer Shelbi McFarlane at 613-342-3840, ext. 5361.

For further information about the programs, FAQs, how to apply, and eligibility, please visit the United Counties of Leeds anf Grenville website at https://invest.leedsgrenville.com/en/leeds-grenville-economic-development-resources/digital-main-street.aspx (external link; opens as new window).

Read the United Counties’ September 25, 2020 Media Release
Read the Leeds Grenville Economic Development eNews dated November 3, 2020 (not yet released on https://invest.leedsgrenville.com/en/contacts-news-events/enewsletter.as…)