Municipal and First Nations

City of Barrie Economic Development Department

Address:​ 70 Collier Street
P.O. Box 400
Barrie, Ontario
L4M 4T5

Chippewas of Rama First Nation

Address:​ 5884 Rama Road, Suite 200
Rama, Ontario
L6V 6H6

Town of Collingwood Economic Development Office

Address:​P.O. Box 157
97 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 3Z5
Phone:705-445-7885 ext. 2222​

Township of Essa


​Colleen Healey, Manager of Planning and Development
5786 County Road 21
Utopia, Ont. L0M1T0  

Phone:​705-424-9770 ext. 108

Township of Innisfil Economic Development Office

Address:​2101 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON
L9S 1A1

Township of Oro-Medonte

Address:​P.O. Box 100
148 Line 7 South
L0L 2X0

Town of New Tecumseth Economic Development Office

Address:​10 Wellington St. E.,
Alliston, Ontario
L9R 1A1
Phone:​705-435-3900 ext.1230

Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe

Partners:​Town of Midland, Town of Penetanguishene, Township of Tay, Township of Tiny
Address:​105 Fourth Street
P.O. Box 8
Midland, Ontario
L4R 4K6
Phone:​705-526-1371 ext.114

City of Orillia Economic Development Office

Address:​50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 7T5

Ramara Township

Address:​2297 Highway 12, PO Box 130
Brechin, Ontario
L0K 1B0

Township of Severn

Address:​1024 Hurlwood Lane
Severn, Ontario
L3V 6J3

Township of Springwater

Address:​2231 Nursery Road
Minesing, Ontario
L9X 1A8
Phone:​705-728-4784 ext.2032

Town of Wasaga Beach Economic Development Office

Address:​30 Lewis Street
Wasaga Beach, Ontario
L9Z 1A1
Phone:​705-429-3844 x2285



 Non-Profit and Government Support Agencies

Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia

Manager: Dave Hyde

Tel: 705 720-2445   Web:  Email:

Address: 24 Maple Avenue, 2nd Floor, Barrie, ON, L4N 1R7

The Small Business Centre of Barrie, Simcoe County and Orillia​ is committed to assisting aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages realize their dreams of becoming their own bosses by providing assistance and support to small businesses in both their start-up and early growth stages

We provide free consultations, access to start up information, programs and funding information, workshops, business plan & marketing plan assistance, referrals to qualified business professionals and more.

Let us help you identify ways to take your business to the next level with on-site visits, one-on-one consultations, specialized workshops, business advice, business plan assistance and reviews, referrals to business professionals, Entrepreneur's Club & Bridges to Better Business

South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre

Manager: Tim Newton

Tel: 705-446-3355       Web:        Email:

Address: 55 St. Marie Street, #308, Collingwood, Ontario

The focus of the Greater Collingwood Small Business Enterprise Centre is to provide support to start-up and existing small business enterprises during their development, retention and operation. We provide entrepreneurs with easy access to business consulting services and information covering management, marketing, technology and financing.

We support Clearview Township, Collingwood, Town of The Blue Mountains
and Wasaga Beach​

Community Futures South Georgian Bay

Address:​450 Hume St. Unit #2
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 1W6

North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation

Address:​105 Fourth Street
P.O. Box 8
Midland, Ontario
L4R 4K6
Services:​The North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation is a community organization that contributes to the social and economic well being of the North Simcoe area by providing assistance to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. The NSCFDC serves the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene and the Townships of Tay, Tiny and Springwater.

Nottawasaga Futures

Address:​39 Victoria St. E.
P.O. Box 184
Alliston, Ontario
L9R 1V5

Unit 105 - 95 Holland St. W.
P.O. Box 504
Bradford, Ontario
L3Z 2B1

Phone: ​705-435-1540 (Alliston)
905-775-9119 (Bradford)
Toll Free:​1-800-509-7554
​Services:​The Nottawasaga Futures serves the communities of Township of Adjala-Tosorontio, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Township of Essa, Town of Innisfil and the Town of New Tecumseth

The Orillia Area Community Development Corporation

Address:​22 Peter St. S.
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 7A3
Services:​The Orillia and Area Community Development Corporation serves the City of Orillia, the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
We provide help to start-up, existing and potential small businesses, work with community groups to create and maintain jobs and we promote sustainable business and economic development.
We provide loans for business start-up and expansion, business guidance to help you succeed step by step, connections to local market information and resources you need to grow and ongoing assistance and monitoring as needed.

Sandbox Centre (SBX)

Contact: Jesse Kerr 

Address: 24 Maple Avenue (2nd Floor), Barrie, ON L4N 1R7



Phone: 705-503-6600 

Sandbox Centre (SBX) is a collaborative hub that helps people and businesses grow through opportunities for professional development, networking experiences, and meaningful connections. ​



 Business Associations

Alliston & District Chamber of Commerce

Address:​51 Victoria St. E.
P.O. Box 32
Alliston, Ontario
L9R 1T9

Angus and Area Chamber of Commerce

Address:​71 King Street
Angus, Ontario
L0M 1B2

Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce

​Address:​97 Toronto Street
Barrie, Ontario
L4N 1V1

Bradford Board of Trade

​Address:​61 Holland St. E.
P.O. Box 1713
Bradford, Ontario
L3Z 2B9

Collingwood Chamber of Commerce

Address:​25 Second St.
Collingwood, Ontario
L9Y 1E4

Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

Address:​Georgian College, Barrie Campus, One Georgian Dr., Barrie, ON, Suite E219​
Phone:​705-728-1968 ext 1149

Southeast Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce

Address:​45 Lone Pine Road
Port Severn, Ontario
L0K 1S0

Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce

Address:​208 King Street
Midland, Ontario
L4R 3L9

The Greater Innisfil Chamber of Commerce

Address:​PO Box 7072 STN MAIN 
Innisfil, ON   L9S 1A8


The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce

Address:​150 Front Street
Orillia, Ontario
L3V  4S7

Orillia Manufacturers Association

Oro-Medonte Chamber of Commerce

Address:148 Line 7 South
Box 100
Oro, Ontario
L0L 2X0​

Ramara Chamber of Commerce

Address:​2304 Highway 12
P.O. Box 144
Brechin, Ontario
L0K 1B0

Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce

Address:​P.O. Box 394
550 River Road
Wasaga Beach, Ontario
L9Z 1A4

 Business Improvement Areas

 Commercial Kitchens​

Tourism Sector Partners​

Tourism Simcoe County
Ontario's Lake Country


​Other Links

Georgian College
Lakehead University (Orillia Campus)
Lake Simcoe Regional Airport
Local Immigration Partnership Portal 
Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Office​