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Business Development

We're in business to help business.

RRFDC helps with business start-up, expansion, buying a business and more.
Contact us today to get more information:

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Steps to Starting a Business Webinar

Tuesday Nov 30 10am-11:30am CST

Thinking about starting a business but you don't know where to begin? Register now!



The Digital Main Street's Digital Transformation Grant

$2,500 for training, advisory support and software to increase your capacity through digital transformation.
How to apply:
1. Complete the Digital Main Street Assessment and take the pre-qualification quiz:
2. Watch the online training modules and develop your Digital Transformation Plan
3. Apply for your $2,500 grant by November 30, 2021


Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

The application period for the RRRF is now closed.


COVID-19 Emergency Financing

Attention Rainy River District Businesses: 


Covid-19 Emergency Financing 

To mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 transmission reduction measures on businesses in the Rainy River District the RRFDC is offering to retail and service sector businesses a special financing package. 


  • The fund will provide up to $20,000 in loans 
  • The application must be supported by a rational for assistance  
  • There will be a 3 months grace period before payments will begin  


For more information, please call Geoff at 807-276-1592 or Angela at 807-276-5101 or e-mail us at or 


Click HERE to request more information




Covid-19 Resources for Canadian Small Businesses

Click HERE for more information on what the Federal Goverment is doing to help small businesses.

  1. Support for Employees
  2. Support for Businesses
  3. Business Travel & Events
  4. Business in International Markets



"In the pursuit of regional economic development..."

The Rainy River Future Development Corporation (RRFDC) encourages and assists with business development throughout the Rainy River District. We work to create jobs and improve the commercial and industrial base of the Rainy River District by offering a variety of services to the community; we can help clients find fair and equitable business partnerships, help businesses communicate with a larger market, and provide community learning opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs.

What We Do

  • Proactively seek out Entrepreneurs wishing to expand their businesses or begin a new business.
  • Actively seek out Business ideas that preliminary research indicates might be feasible for the District.
  • Work closely with other agencies and individual communities to foster an entrepreneurial spirit throughout the District.

What We Provide

  • Loans, equity investments, and loan guarantees to a maximum of $150,000 per business.
  • Business planning assistance for us or other potential lenders.
  • Research, using the latest forms of computer programs.

Who to Contact

For more information, about RRFDC Loan Applications, please contact our Business Investment Manager, Angela Halvorsen.

Angela Halvorsen
Business Investment Manager

Phone: 807-274-3276