Economic Development Office
Whether a budding entrepreneur or industry leader, our business office has access to a number of services locally, provincially and federally to assist you.
A number of our local partners are here to work with you to grow your business. Explore the web links below to see the range of opportunities available. We invite you to contact us to help you find the organizations that will provide you with the best opportunities.
Offering stimulating business classes, networking opportunities and customized support to start or expand your business, the Stratford Perth Centre for Business provides a range of training and networking opportunities. Their informative website has links to numerous business support services available online.
Community Futures (CF) is a national community economic development program. CFs are non-profit organizations, guided by volunteer boards of directors and staffed with business professionals. Their purpose is to provide business support through customized loan programs. To learn more about the Perth Community Futures, click here.
The Stratford Accelerator Centre is focused on accelerating the growth and maturation of early-stage technology and digital media companies. The Centre accomplishes this by bringing like-minded entrepreneurs together under one roof and delivering world-class mentoring, coaching, programming and services, along with facilitating potential grant funding. For more info on the Centre, click here.
A voluntary business organization in North Perth supported by it's members to promote economic growth and development. The North Perth Chamber offers courses, networking opportunities and access to employee benefits plans. Visit their programs here.
The Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce is the prominent business organization serving Stratford, St. Mary’s, West Perth, Perth East and Perth South. The Chamber is committed to being the voice of business by championing economic prosperity and an exceptional quality of life. Find out what they have to offer here.
Listowel Retail Merchants Association is run by retailers, for retailers, with the intent to enhance the image and profitability of its members. It works on behalf of all merchants to create a strong and vibrant shopping environment that is functional and enticing. The Listowel Retail Merchants Association also promotes joint events that generate consumer activity.
The Listowel BIA has been working to improve the downtown and commercial areas of Listowel through streetscape and other beautification intiaitives.
Mitchell BIA strives to promote the proud commercial history and heritage of Mitchell and provide exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs, businesses and visitors to the downtown.
The Milverton Business Association is aimed at providing networking opportunities by connecting local businesses and providing/sharing business information.
Millbank & Area Business Assocation provides business connections for Millbank and surrounding area.