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Celebrating 25 Grants Distributed to New Businesses

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2016 08:00 PM

May 6, 2016 - The Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre marks the two-year anniversary of the official launch of the Ontario government's Starter Company program, which provides training, mentoring, and a potential grant of up to $5,000 for those with a winning business plan. 25 grants have been awarded to young entrepreneurs, who have used the money to purchase inventory, secure a store space, advertise, and help with other start-up costs.

To date, nearly 100 youth have taken advantage of...

CEDC Discusses Thunder Bay's Competitiveness in New Report

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 08:00 PM

April 13, 2016 -The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) held a special presentation today to expand on the City's Competitive Position ranking as it was highlighted in the 2014 edition of the KPMG's Guide to International Business Location Costs: Competitive Alternatives.

Doug Murray, CEO of the Thunder Bay CEDC, outlined the following business costs in the Report with respect to: facilities, labour, transportation, utilities, and taxes. While facility costs, labour costs...

Career Fair to Help Attract New LA-Based Company to City

Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2016 07:00 PM

January 18, 2016 - A career fair hosted by VXI Global Solutions, LLC to gauge available workforce in Thunder Bay will take place on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30, at the contact centre facility located in Victoriaville Mall.

The City of Thunder Bay's Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) and Realty Services Division have been working as a team to attract a new contact centre to the community.   VXI responded to the opportunity, and the Thunder Bay team in partnership with...

Thunder Bay Celebrates BDC Small Business WeekTM 2015 - Oct. 19 - 23, 2015

Posted on Sunday, October 18, 2015 08:00 PM

October 19, 2015 – Every year during BDC Small Business WeekTM, we celebrate entrepreneurs and Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises. Since 1979, BDC Small Business Week has been dedicated to celebrating entrepreneurs in cities all across Canada. From Oct. 19 - 23, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and community partners: the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)/Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre (EC), Thunder Bay Public Library, PARO Centre...

Upcoming Small Business Showcase

Posted on Thursday, October 01, 2015 08:00 PM

October 2, 2015 – Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) and Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre (EC) present Small Business Showcase during BDC Small Business Week™, on Oct. 22, 2015 at the Victoria Inn, Embassy Ballroom.

Small Business Showcase is a new event designed to improve and develop core communication and networking skills. Under the theme of effective communication, the event begins with a luncheon keynote presented by Barry Spilchuk, speaker and coauthor...