Valley Heartland’s Local Impact
in capital has been accessed by local businesses.
Over the past 5 years:
Total number of businesses supported by Valley Heartland.
Jobs Created and/or Maintained —
Total number of jobs with small and local businesses supported by Valley Heartland.
The Impact of Community Futures on Business
Businesses supported by a Community Futures…
Greater average annual employment growth than non-assisted businesses
Greater average annual sales growth than non-assisted businesses
Higher survival rate than non-assisted businesses, for start-ups after one year
Higher survival rate than non-assisted businesses, for businesses after nine years
The Impact of CFDC on Ontario’s Economy
On average, for every $1 of lending through the Community Futures Program, another $1.88 was raised through leveraged funds.
For each $1 of direct lending through the Community Futures offices — each dollar of inflation-adjusted lending results in as much as $4.50 added to real GDP.
Our success goes beyond the numbers. We are most proud of the the impact made by the businesses we have helped.
We collaborated with Valley Heartland in 2019, and it has transformed the way we do business today. With financial support, business coaching, and the guidance provided by their team, we have accomplished and grown further than our expectations. We look forward to continuing out business relationship with Valley Heartland for years to come.
Carleton Place, Ontario
Valley Heartland was a pleasure to work with. They really care about small business and are always there to help. During these uncertain times it’s reassuring to know that there is dedicated staff and resources available and the group at Valley Heartland always go above and beyond.
Dealing with Valley Heartland CFDC has been such a positive experience. Funding has allowed me to focus on the success of my business. It has been wonderfully reassuring during these challenging times.
Responding to COVID-19 as a small business was made possible through the RRRF program. Because of the responsiveness and expertise of our local CFDC, the process was efficient and our business was able to focus our time on pivoting.
Valley Heartland gave me the resources and financial support needed to both create and execute a realistic business plan. The has allowed me to turn my dream into a reality. I was impressed with the amount of time, level of expertise and care they showed me throughout the entire process. I am forever grateful that they gave me a starting chance to own my own business.
Carleton Place, Ontario