Jobs & Enterprise

Theme 3: Jobs and Enterprise

Gainful employment is an essential component of any thriving community and community based enterprise can play an important role. There is a pressing need for more employment and training opportunities locally.

The vision of Renfrew includes a community that is self-reliant, resilient, responsive, innovative and willing to work collectively to create a better Renfrew.

Community ventures act to galvanise the local population, address unmet needs and harness local passion and drive.

Key suggestions:

  • Establish more workspaces and incubator units to stimulate new enterprises
  • Attract new business into the town to stimulate the local economy
  • Support community groups and social enterprises to provide employability training
  • Encourage more local employers to provide work placements
  • Promote Renfrew as a ‘social enterprise town’
  • Establish a Development Trust to lead and / or coordinate activity
  • Develop a new project such as refurbishing a derelict building into a community /social enterprise hub
  • Develop ‘green works’ across the town

Actions for the Development Trust:

  • Establish a workspace and incubator unit to stimulate social enterprises
  • Establish a Development Trust to lead and / or coordinate activity
  • Develop a new project such as refurbishing a derelict building into a community / social enterprise hub
  • Develop ‘green works’ across the town