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The historic Victoria School building houses the Economic Development Office on the 3rd Floor (Suite 300).

Economic Development Office

We're open for business.

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Council is taking an aggressive approach to economic development. The Economic Development Office is here to work with investors as well as new and existing businesses and industries. This progressive office is using a collaborative, regional approach to provide new opportunities for all the communities it represents.

This is a progressive place to locate and grow a business. Doing business here means enjoying a high quality of life in what many consider a vacation paradise. The region's natural and historic environment is recognized around the world. Its communities are culturally rich and diverse.

Contact us and learn more about what Leeds Grenville has to offer.

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Economic Development Office
32 Wall Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Brockville, ON K6V 4R9

Send a general e-mail, or contact us directly using the links below.

Ann Weir

Economic Development

ext. 5365

Email: Manager

Ann Weir is the Economic Development Manager for the Leeds Grenville Economic Development Office. Since August 2008, Ann has undertaken a collaborative approach to Economic Development in the Counties. She has developed and is currently implementing the corridors of opportunity, a way in which communities see the value of working together. She holds a Business Administration diploma in Finance from Durham College and is currently completing an economic development designation at the University of Waterloo.


Download a PDF of Ann's bio.


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Deanna Clark

Economic Development Officer

ext. 5360

Email: Officer

Deanna Clark is the Economic Development Officer for Leeds Grenville and joins Ann Weir in promoting a county-wide economic development approach. Deanna has worked extensively on the  Leeds Grenville website, including the Invest and Visit sections. The goal is to have the most up-to-date information possible for existing and potential businesses, investors, newcomers and visitors. Deanna is involved in ongoing business retention and marketing projects, including the bi-weekly online Economic Development eNewsletter. Deanna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Trent University, a Print Journalism and Photography Diploma from Algonquin College and brings 25 years of writing, editing and photography skills to the position.


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Connect with Deanna on LinkedIn


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Joanne Poll


Administrator & Communications Support

ext. 5362

Email: Administrator

Joanne Poll is the Economic Development Department Administrator and Communications Support. She provides administrative and communications support for Ann Weir and Deanna Clark in the promotion of Leeds Grenville and its ten member municipalities.  Joanne's skills will ensure the new Invest and the newly launched Visit website remains an up-to-date central repository of information for Leeds Grenville residents, municipal partners, existing business and industry, potential investors and site selectors. She also oversees the site's Business Directory, which contains a listing of more than 4,500 Leeds Grenville businesses.


Download a PDF of Joanne's bio.


Photo of Joanna Poll, Administrator & Communications Support, Leeds Grenville Economic Development