Ontario Directory of Economic Development Organizations

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

Strategically located in the centre of Canada’s Innovation Corridor, Guelph is a convenient investment location with easy access to the North American marketplace and over 460 million consumers.

City of Guelph Economic Development

Invest in Middlesex County

Cara A. Finn, BBA, M.Ad.Ed., CMSM
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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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

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 

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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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

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

Durham Region 

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

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 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

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

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

Hamilton Economic Development -Invest in Hamilton

Glen Norton, CPA, MBA
Director
71 Main Street West, 7th Floor
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5
905-546-2424, ext. 5780
[email protected]
www.investinhamilton.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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Markham

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

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/

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

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

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