Niagara Region and its partners offer regional and local services to support your business. Visit the following websites to learn more.
Economic development activities and opportunities at the regional level are supported by the Niagara Region Economic Development division.
Niagara Region Economic Development
Economic Development supports the growth and competitiveness of Niagara's regional economy. The division provides:
Local economic development offices support economic and business development activities in their respective local municipalities. Services include business retention and expansion; support for site selection, investors and development incentives; and local business and economic information
Municipalities in Niagara without economic development offices (Grimsby, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Thorold, Wainfleet, Pelham and West Lincoln) are supported by Niagara Region Economic Development.
These services support business start-up and small businesses in Niagara. Services include young entrepreneur programs, how-to guides and training, funding support, market research, consultation, business referrals, and networking events.
The following offices serve businesses that are developing, or looking to develop and innovate solutions.
Provides support for businesses producing innovative products and services, including:
Niagara College Research and Innovation
Niagara College Research and Innovation is the applied research arm of Niagara College. They provide services and support for:
Goodman Group (Brock University)
Goodman Group is the business services arm of Brock University providing:
Provides business financing, business plan assistance, and community economic development services and programming.
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Provides business financing, advisory support, and venture capital opportunities.