Ontario Directory of Economic Development Organizations

Middlesex County Economic Development

Cara A. Finn
Director of Economic Development
County Administration Building, 399 Ridout Street North
London, ON N6A 2P1
519-434-7321, ext. 2347
[email protected]
www.investinmiddlesex.ca

Strategically located along the 401 corridor, Middlesex County is 110 miles from Toronto or Detroit, and offers a wealth of industrial and commercial opportunities combined with a growing, educated workforce.

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South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation

Kimberly Earls
Regional Economic Development Coordinator
4 Elm Street
Tillsonburg, N4G 0C4
519-842-6333
[email protected]
www.scorregion.com

Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe

Sharon Vegh
Economic Development Director
105 Fourth Street, P.O. Box 8
Midland, ON L4R 4K6
705-526-1371, ext. 114
[email protected]
www.edcns.ca

Clarington Board of Trade & Office of Economic Development

Adam Jeronimo
Business Development Lead
54 King Street East, Unit 102
Bowmanville, ON L1C 1N3
905-623-3106
[email protected]
www.cbot.ca

Ontario Investment Office (OIO)


Chief Investment Officer
2 Queen Street East, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3
800-819-8701
[email protected]
www.investinontario.com

Ontario East Economic Development Commission

Bonnie O’Neill
Executive Director
945 Princess Street
Kingston, ON K7L 0E9
613-634-8569
[email protected]
www.ontarioeast.ca

Hamilton Economic Development Office

Glen Norton
Executive Director
71 Main Street West, 7th Floor
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5
905-546-2424, ext. 2359
[email protected]
www.investinhamilton.ca

Niagara Region Economic Development

Domenic Ursini
Director, Economic Development
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, P.O. Box 1042
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
905-980-6000, ext. 3673
[email protected]
www.niagaracanada.com

Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)

T. Douglas Murray
CEO
34 Cumberland Street N, Suite 201, P.O. Box 800
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5K4
807-625-3960
[email protected]
www.thunderbaycedc.ca

WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation

Stephen MacKenzie
CEO
700 California Avenue, Suite 200
Windsor, ON N9B 2Z2
519-255-9200, ext. 2237
[email protected]
www.choosewindsoressex.com

United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry

Terry Besner
Economic Development & Communications Officer
26 Pitt Street
Cornwall, ON K6J 3P2
613-932-1515, ext. 205
[email protected]
https://business.sdgcounties.ca/

Toronto Port Lands Company

Michael Kraljevic
President & CEO
Citigroup Place, 123 Front Street W
Toronto, ON M5J 2M2
416-214-4640
[email protected]
www.tplc.ca

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade

Shirley Phillips
Deputy Minister
56 Wellesley Street West, 7th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2E7
416-326-4390
[email protected]
www.ontario.ca/economy

Greater Sudbury Development Corporation

Ian Wood
Director of Economic Development
200 Brady Street, Station A, P.O. Box 5000
Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3
705-674-4455, ext. 4611
[email protected]
www.investsudbury.ca

Economic Developers Council of Ontario

Heather Lalonde, Ec.D.
CEO
6506 Marlene Avenue, P.O. Box 8030 
Cornwall, ON K6H 7H9
613-931-9827
[email protected]
www.edco.on.ca

Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC)

Penny A. Gardiner, Ec.D. 
CEO
7 Innovation Drive, Suite 200
Flamborough, ON L9H 7H9 
905-689-8771
[email protected]
www.edac.ca

Durham Region 

Kathy Weiss
Director, Economic Development & Tourism
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, ON L1N 6A3
905-668-4113, ext. 2602
[email protected]
www.durhambusiness.ca

Waterloo Economic Development Corporation

Erin D'Alessandro
Director, Business Development & Client Services
151 Charles Street West, Suite 100
Kitchener, ON N2G 1H6
519-747-2541, ext. 300
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www.waterlooedc.ca

Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership

George Mallay
General Manager
Research Park, 1086 Modeland Road, Building 1050, Suite 100 
Sarnia, ON N7S 6L2
519-332-1820
[email protected]
www.sarnialambton.on.ca

Woodstock Economic Development

Len Magyar
Development Commissioner
500 Dundas Street, P.O. Box 1539
Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7
519-539-2382, ext. 2112
[email protected]
www.cometothecrossroads.com

Town of Markham

Stephen Chait
Director, Economic Development
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, ON L3R 9W3 
905-475-4871
[email protected]
www.markham.ca

Town of Ingersoll

Curtis Tighe
Economic Development Director
130 Oxford Street, 2nd Floor
Ingersoll, Ontario ON N5C 2V5
519-485-0120
[email protected]
www.ingersoll.ca

Town of Aurora

Mike Logue
Program Manager of Economic Planning
100 John West Way, Box 1000
Aurora, Ontario ON L4G 6J1
905-727-3123, ext. 4324
[email protected]
www.businessaurora.ca

Toronto Economic Development & Culture

Michael H. Williams
General Manager
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 8th floor East 
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
416-392-2489
[email protected]
www.toronto.ca/business

St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation

Sean Dyke
CEO
545 Talbot Street, P.O. Box 520
St. Thomas, ON N5P 3V7
519-631-1680, ext. 4104 
[email protected]
www.stthomas.ca

Niagara Falls Business Development Division (BDD)

Serge Felicetti
Director of Business Development 
4310 Queen Street, P.O. Box 1023
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6X5
905-356-7521, ext. 5102
[email protected] 
www.niagarafalls.ca

Invest Ottawa

Walt Hutchings
Managing Director, Investment & Trade
80 Aberdeen Street, Suite 100
Ottawa, ON K1S 5R5
613-828-6274, ext. 240
[email protected]
www.investottawa.ca

Peterborough & The Kawarthas Economic Development

Suzanne McCrimmon
Director of Business Development
270 George Street North, Suite 102
Peterborough, ON K9J 3H1
705-743-0777, ext. 2127
[email protected]
www.peterboroughed.ca

Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Corporation

James A. Thibert
General Manager
660 Garrison Road, Unit 1
Fort Erie, ON L2A 6E2
905-871-1332
[email protected]
www.forteriecanada.com

Corporation of the Town of Gananoque

Shelley Hirstwood
Economic Development Manager
30 King Street East, P.O. Box 100
Gananoque, ON K7G 2T6
613-382-2149, ext. 127
[email protected]
www.gananoque.ca

Cobourg Economic Development

Wendy Gibson
Economic Development Officer
Venture13, 739 D'Arcy Street
Cobourg, ON K9A 0H6
905-372-5481, ext. 302
[email protected]
www.investcobourg.ca

City of Vaughan

Shirley Kam
Senior Manager of Economic Development 
City Hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Level 200
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
905-832-8585, ext. 8874
[email protected] 
www.vaughan.ca

City of St. Catharines

David Oaks
Director, Economic Development & Tourism Services
50 Church Street, P.O. Box 3012
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
905-688-5601, ext. 1700
[email protected]
www.stcatharines.ca

City of Owen Sound

Brent Fisher
Manager of Community Development & Marketing
808 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4
519-376-4440, ext. 1254
[email protected]
www.owensound.ca

City of Oshawa Economic Development Services

Kyle Benham
Director
City Hall, Rundle Tower, 50 Centre Street South, 2nd Floor
Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z7
905-436-3311
[email protected]
www.oshawa.ca

City of Orillia

Dan Landry
Economic Development Manager
50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300
Orillia, ON L3V 7T5
705-325-4884
[email protected]
www.orillia.ca

City of Kitchener

Cory Bluhm
Executive Director, Economic Development
200 King Street W
Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7
519-741-2200, ext. 7065
[email protected]
www.kitchener.ca

City of Guelph Economic Development

Barbara Maly
Manager, Economic Development
City Hall, 1 Carden Street, 2nd Floor
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1
519-822-1260, ext. 2822
[email protected]
www.guelph.ca/business

City of Brantford Economic Development Office

Kevin Finney
Director
399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway
Brantford, ON N3R 8B4
519-751-9900, ext. 5055
[email protected]
www.advantagebrantford.ca

City of Barrie Business Development Department

Stephannie Schlichter
Director
70 Collier Street, P.O. Box 400
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5
705-739-4220, ext. 5036
[email protected]
www.barrie.ca

Chatham-Kent Economic Development Services

Stuart McFadden
Director
124 Thames Street
Chatham, ON N7L 2Y8
519-351-7700, ext. 2034
[email protected]
www.chatham-kent.ca/economicdevelopment 

Burlington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC)

Andrew Elliston
Economic Development Officer
414 Locust Street, Suite 203
Burlington, ON L7S 1T7
905-332-9415
[email protected]
www.bedc.ca

Town of Tillsonburg

Cephas Panschow
Development Commissioner
200 Broadway, Suite 204
Tillsonburg, ON N4G 5A7
519-688-3009, ext. 3250 
[email protected]
www.tillsonburg.ca/invest

City of Brampton

Bob Darling
Director, Economic Development & Culture
2 Wellington Street West
Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2
905-874-3926
[email protected]
www.brampton.ca

City of Mississauga

Bonnie Brown
Director, Economic Development
300 City Center Drive, 3rd Floor
Mississauga, Ontario ON L5B 3C1
905-615-3200, ext. 5014
[email protected]
www.mississauga.ca