Economic Development

Economic Development at the Town of Grimsby

The Town’s Economic Development Officer, Frank Miele, is here to facilitate and expedite the development process and help our businesses grow, as well as retain and create new jobs. Our department will assist in identifying strategic alliances, connect with the appropriate government agencies and programs, and work in collaboration with Niagara Region to attract new Foreign Business Development.

To send an inquiry to the Economic Development Officer, please contact: fmiele@grimsby.ca or call 905-945-9634 x 2191 

 Business Retention and Expansion

In 2021, the Town of Grimsby completed its first ever Business Retention and Expansion initiative in partnership with the Grimsby and District Chamber of Commerce and Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Results from the BR&E initiative will inform the development of Grimsby’s upcoming Economic Development Strategy to ensure the Town continues to help local businesses grow, create jobs and stay in Grimsby.

To view the final BR&E Report, including survey results and the Town’s Action Plan, click here.

 Economic Development Strategy

The Town of Grimsby is currently developing a three year Economic Development Strategy that will help local businesses in their COVID-19 recovery and beyond. For key dates and to receive updates on the Strategy’s Progress, please subscribe to the Let’s Talk Business portal.

 Services for Startup Businesses

The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre (SCEC) provides the information, resources and tools that entrepreneurs need to launch and grow their startup businesses. The Enterprise Centre has a unique partnership between Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and the City of St. Catharines' Economic Development and Tourism Services department that allows the centre to offer a wide variety of business support services.

 

For more information on how to become a client, training and seminars, and programs available visit investinSTC

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