Who Are We?

The Carleton Place BIA represents small business in the downtown and we are proud of these businesses that contribute to the local economy, provide employment, local produce and products, and contribute to local events. The downtown businesses are the heartbeat of Carleton Place, keep them alive, shop locally!

Did you know that if half the employed population of Carleton Place spent $50 each month in a small business, that the purchases made could generate revenue of 3 million dollars? Imagine the positive change that will occur if our community did that.

Spend $100 in an independent business and 2/3 of that will return to the community through taxes and other expenditures. Spending through a national chain less than ½ of those dollars remain in your community. Spend your hard earned dollars online and nothing comes back to the community!