Information for entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19

The retail sector is growing steadily in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Développement (DEV) Vaudreuil-Soulanges offers a bridge between experienced entrepreneurs and a population of consumers who enjoy being able to find everything they need nearby.

In concrete terms, we formulate and implement commercial development strategies to stimulate and sustain the retail sector so that it can contribute to the region’s economic vitality.

  • Targeted prospecting to create value and performance
  • Support for retailers to help them adopt best practices
  • Incentives for new businesses according to identified areas of retail flight
  • Forging and maintaining ties with local real estate agencies and major commercial real estate developers
  • Collaborating in the development of business projects (startups, relocations, expansions and consolidations)
  • Innovative solutions for reducing the number of vacant storefronts and stimulating economic activity
  • Helping owners find tenants for their commercial properties
  • Collaborating in buy local initiatives

Promoting local businesses

We’re currently working with the retail advisory committee to launch initiatives focusing on the importance of supporting local businesses. These will lead to a region-wide buy local campaign. Here are some of the initiatives currently under way:

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The Rallye des commerçants is an opportunity for local shops and restaurants to get to know each other and their services. Its purpose is to create links, encourage cross-referrals, create a sense of regional belonging, and promote local purchasing. Participants are invited to become “buy local” ambassadors.

To provide a forum for discussing good business practices as well as challenges in the retail sector, we’ve set up a private Facebook group that is co-administered by local merchants. Members can create partnerships in an atmosphere of mutual support and open discussion.

Join the group on Facebook


Assistance for your business project

Like all other clients of DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges, merchants can receive guidance for their startup or expansion project. Whether it is help with market research, answering questions about feasibility or how to set-up a new business location, we can help.  Don’t delay to contact one of our advisors for information on our technical services and financial assistance programs.

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