Press release: Hearst Business & Investment Assistant February 7, 2019

Immediate release
February 7th, 2019


Hearst, On— Hearst Economic Development is pleased to team with award-winning technology firm Localintel to launch the Hearst Business & Investment Assistant that will provide businesses, entrepreneurs and investors with online information and advice in an easy to use format in both French and English.

Hearst ED is a fierce advocate for the local business community, and today’s announcement helps remove barriers to economic success with the launch of this new digital tool.

According to the Hearst ED, many businesses express frustration when looking for reliable market research and advice online. As part of their mission to support business growth and new investment, Hearst launched this new Assistant to make it easier for startups, investors and existing businesses to:

  • Research the Town’s business climate, customers, competitors and workforce.
  • Find advice on how to start and grow their business.
  • Connect with resources and organizations that can help them succeed.

The new online Assistant will allow entrepreneurs, businesses and investors access critical market research and guidance in one easy location.

“This Assistant provides businesses with access to valuable information and highlights the essential concepts required to ask the right questions, use data effectively and make better business decisions,” said Sylvie Fontaine, Executive Director at Hearst ED. “This will be a valuable resource for our business community and will make Hearst more attractive to outside companies.”

Data within the Assistant will be routinely updated by Localintel to ensure users can rely on accurate, current information. “Data is this century’s most valuable resource and the Business & Investment Assistant is a great example of how Hearst is harnessing it to strengthen the Town’s economy and help the business community prosper,” said Dave Parsell, Co-founder and CEO of Localintel.

Visit the Hearst Business & Investment Assistant at:

For more information:
Sylvie Fontaine
Hearst Economic Development
Tel: 705 372-2837