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Strong and Innovative Businesses

A strategic goal of the County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Office (EDO) is to ensure that Businesses stay and grow in this region and that they are supported by a strong and innovative environment.  As such, the EDO strives to enhance communication regarding resources, events and education available to support the business community.  The resources listed below provide opportunities for the Business Development ecosystem to stay aware of shifting trends and to develop partnerships that will support innovation in the workplace.  Access to a robust and up-to-date catalogue of business resources helps Simcoe County-based businesses to remain competitive and ready to take-on rapidly shifting markets.

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  • Ask an Expert in an unprecedented crisis, where information changes rapidly, businesses have questions. Ask an Expertwas created to help provide answers and guidance​ to navigate changing market conditions on topics like Health and Safety, Accounting, Marketing, Business Planning, Legal and Mental Health.  
  • Business Events Calendar: ​​learn about upcoming events across the region for businesses. 

BizLink connects business buyers & sellers in Simcoe County to help entrepreneurs confidently move forward in the transition process. Providers offer a proven program and tools that provide confidentiality & anonymity in buying or selling a local business.  Extensive local knowledge and connections make BizLink a great choice to guide entrepreneurs through the full transition process and provide wrap around support for the entire life cycle of a business. 

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  • For businesses in the Towns of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Innisfil, New Tecumseth and Townships of Adjala-Tosorontio and Essa, please contact Nottawasaga Futures at 
  • For businesses in the Townships of Springwater, Tiny, Tay and the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, please contact the North Simcoe CFDC 
  • For businesses in the Towns of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Township of Clearview, please contact the South Georgian Bay Centre for Business and Economic Development at 
  • For businesses in the City of Orillia, Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn, and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, please contact the Orillia Area CDC at
  • Made in Simcoe County​: Discover the world class products, services and opportunities created right here in Simcoe County. We are home to hundreds of manufacturers offering innovative, rewarding and career-focused job opportunities producing products used around the globe. See first hand how local companies ​are paving the way in manufacturing and browse local careers.  
  • Ontario Made​: Manufacturers are encouraged to register their Made in Simcoe County products to the searchable Ontario Made​ consumer database to promote the very best that this Province has to offer.
  • Skills at Work:​ ​at Georgian College offers one-to-one advanced career advisement with a direct career coach to plan the skills and training your employees require to move ahead in the manufacturing industry and make their future more secure with your company. The result will be a customized plan according to the individual needs, which may include free training opportunities. ​​ 
  • Manufacturing Recovery Support Program:​ is a national coaching program offered through the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium to help manufacturers better understand the current situation they face by identifying and supporting a clear path forward. 
  • Work in Simcoe County is a one-stop shop for careers and resources in Simcoe County, Barrie and Orillia. The portal features local resources including interactive activities for various STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) careers and the ability to map job opportunities. The website automatically aggregates listings from over 20 popular jobsites such as Indee​​d, Workopolis and more, which​ alleviates having to post directly on the website.​ 
  • Career Exploration w​ith Edge Factor:  ​​​​showcase your company to our local schools, job-seekers and families across our region! ​​​Manufacturing businesses can create a free profile.  
  • Excellence in Manufactur​ing Consorti​um​, via the​WILWorks​ program, is a preferred partner for the Government of Canada to deliver the student Work Placement Program to Canada’s manufacturing sector.

Ontario’s Single Window for Business provides information for entrepreneurs who want to start and run a business in Ontario. Learn how to register your business, apply for funding and tax credits, and get free, personalized help to start your business.​