Economic Development Office
Welcome to the County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Website. We are pleased to assist you with all your business development and relocation needs. The County of Simcoe wants to keep you up to date on all the exciting news and events within the County. Please see the list of news and events below for the latest information or visit our News page.
Current News for the month of May, 2013:
Our economic development office, in partnership with many of the local municipalities has just put out a marketing publication on the Simcoe County Region. Check it out here and tell us what you think!
The Orillia Manufacturers Association has opened their doors and are welcoming all regional manufacturers to partake in their Annual Golf Tournament, taking place on June 13. This event will be lots of fun and is a great way to network with your fellow manufacturing colleagues. Click for more information and to register!
The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre is hosting a "5 Top Ways To Kick-Start Your Sales" Workshop on May 29. To find out more and register, click here! They are also hosting a series of lunchtime business planning workshops taking place every Wednesday in the month of June. During these interactive workshops you will learn how to test your business idea, develop a strong brand, connect with your customers, and create a powerful business plan. For more information click here!
Our Regional Innovation Centre, VentureLAB, is hosting their 3rd annual MedEdge summit on June 20 in Richmond Hill. The MedEdge summit is geared towards those companies operating in the MedTech sector (medical/technology and every intersection in between) and is designed to provide a snapshot of opportunities in Ontario for the sector, opportunities to network with colleagues, medical professionals, and potential future national and international customers, and discover emerging solutions in the field from some of those on the leading edge of the sector! Click for more information, agenda, and to register!
The Orillia and Area CDC has released their May and June professional development calendar! Click here to find out about the great programming they are offering to help make you and your business more successful!
New Financing Opportunity for SMEs - The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has made a $20-million contribution through its Prosperity Initiative. This investment will support two loan funds, known as the Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII). SOFII is designed to support high-growth, innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in rural and urban communities by offering loans of usually $150,000 to $500,000. The purpose of SOFII is to create jobs in our communities, by providing a source of financing for viable companies to implement innovative projects. Click here to learn more!
Check out our Simcoe County business directory, accessible through both our website and Your Local Marketplace. You can search to see if your business is already listed here. If it's listed already, please contact us at email@example.com to obtain your user ID and password. If you need to add your business click here and select add business from the link menu at the top of the website. If you need any help don't hesitate to contact us!
The County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Office is responsible for the attraction, retention, and expansion of businesses and business opportunities within Simcoe County. The Economic Development Office works with Simcoe County's sixteen municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, and with other business service providers to help businesses thrive and grow.
The County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Office promotes Simcoe County by communicating with national and international business leaders, as well as economic development officials within our provincial and federal levels of governments, to showcase the benefits of our region as a location for new investment. The office also compiles and maintains relevant economic data and community statistics to assist in business decision making process.
For additional information on the County of Simcoe’s economic development activities or to receive assistance in locating your business in Simcoe County or expanding your existing business, contact the County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Office.
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