Economic Development

The Town of Petawawa is the largest community in Renfrew County with a population of 17,187. Renowed for the water and land resources Petawawa offers residents and visitors a family-oriented and sports-enthusiasts playland set along the Petawawa and Ottawa Rivers.  Home to Garrison Petawawa, the community offers quality housing at affordable prices and an abundance of products, services and skilled labor that you would have expected only from a much larger community.

For additional development opportunities please contact,

Christine Mitchell
Economic Development Officer
Phone: 613-687-5536

The Town of Petawawa was featured in Business View magazineThe article details the Town's origins, the military influence and history as well as the economic, tourism and green initiatives that make Petawawa 'Dynamic by Nature."

The Town of Petawawa is fortunate to have some great area employers within our immediate catchment area.  Two of the largest civilian employers are Garrison Petawawa and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Chalk River.