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 Strategic Action Plan (2022-2025)

With the collaboration of many volunteers and Staff, the Town of Grimsby developed an in-house Strategic Action Plan that is being successfully implemented.  For the next three years, Town Staff will focus on the 5 strategic goals, encompassing 13 objectives and 35 actions. 

To view the full Strategic Action Plan, click here.

To view the summary Strategic Action Plan, click here.

For further information on the strategic planning process or if you wish to receive a complimentary printed version of the Strategic Plan Summary, please contact the Economic Development Officer at economicdevelopment@grimsby.ca.

Economic Development Annual Report (2022)

The 2022 Annual report demonstrates the Town's commitment to economic prosperity, social capital, and investment in Grimsby.  To view the Town's annual report, please click here

Grimsby Vacant Employment Land Directory (2023)

The Town of Grimsby has a small supply of vacant employment lands in the Niagara Region. The Vacant Employment Land Directory details all vacant parcels designated for industrial, and commercial development in Grimsby's employment areas. 

To view the Vacant Employment Land Directory, please click here.

Community Development Roundtable Follow-Up (March 20, 2024)

The Town of Grimsby hosted a Community Development Roundtable Follow-Up event, focused on shaping the future of Grimsby's development landscape and strengthening our relationship with the development community. At this event, the Town presented our solutions to the identified actionable items and addressed how we can further improve our service. To view the PowerPoint from this event, please click here.

 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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