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WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation

The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization supported by the City of Windsor and County of Essex and is responsible for advancing economic development to grow and sustain prosperity in the region.  The main focus of the organization is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help start up new businesses in the Windsor-Essex region.

The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is led by a board of distinguished community leaders.  A team of professional staff will assist you with all your location and investment decisions by working one-on-one with businesses, to facilitate the process of locating in Windsor-Essex.

WHAT WE DO

Business Expansion & Retention

Information - From site selection data, information on available government funding and services to market research data and networking opportunities, the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation is a one-stop source for the most up to date and relevant information on the Windsor-Essex region.

Advice - The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation employs experienced professionals who can answer your questions on general business practices, expansion planning, multi-national branch planning, and even link you with the most up to date information on exporting.

Assistance – The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation will bring you together with the right people and expertise you need to succeed. Our team will help you cut through red tape by providing the resources that can connect you with the decision makers, identify and connect you with potential funders, help you network with partners and allies, and link you to educational and training resources to meet your needs.

Business Attraction

Since its inception, the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has assisted many national and international companies in their efforts to locate in the Windsor-Essex Region. We will assist you with your investment analysis at every stage. From workforce data and staffing considerations, through site selection and providing an in depth knowledge of operating a business in Ontario and Canada. We will provide information and identify solutions that will enhance your business prospects. We will leverage our community and business relationships to provide you with guidance and support before and after your decision to invest in the Windsor-Essex region.

Small Business Centre

-A part of Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Employment's Small Business Support Network

The Small Business Centre is part of a network of offices that serve Ontario's small business community. Operating locally as a department of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, the centre is a source for small business information, guidance and professional advice on starting and operating a small business. Whether you are just getting started or looking to expand your business, we are here to help your business succeed.

We provide easy access to information, resources, workshops and complimentary consultations on all aspects of your business needs every step of the way. Including help with your business concept, preparing your business plan, research assistance, registering your business and learning about other government requirements and programs.

 


Building Our Future Together

WEEDC is a catalyst for regional economic development

Build

  • Promote Windsor-Essex
  • Targeting key industries
  • Building the talent pipeline
  • Leading the development of world-class infrastructure

Connect

  • Enhancing collaboration
  • Leveraging cross border relationships

Prosper

  • Supporting entrepreneurship

  • Cultivating an excellent quality of life

Achieve

  • Fostering best practices in economic development
  • Fostering an innovative economy