Regional Partners

Services Offered

Business Support

Bluewater Angel Investor Group

Bluewater Angel Investor Group is a not for profit corporation, with the goal of sourcing quality investment opportunities and presenting them to a like-minded community of angel investors. Bluewater Angels strives to make meaningful contributions to economic prosperity in the region by providing both funding and mentoring to: high-growth companies; start-up businesses that are scalable; businesses that are in succession transitions; or businesses willing to relocate or establish a presence in the region.

Bluewater Wood Alliance

The Bluewater Wood Alliance is a not-for-profit corporation that coordinates and facilitates the needs of the cluster, including: Learning, Plant Tour & Networking Events, Export Development Initiatives, Collaborative Project Funding, New Technology, Training & Skills Development and Connectivity.

Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation

Services Include: Small Business Financing, Business Advisory Services, Self-employment program and Small Business training (workshops/seminars) plus a variety of community economic development initiatives designed to enhance employment and economic opportunities

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to helping manufacturers grow and become more competitive, at home and around the world. For more than a quarter century EMC has been responsible for contributing significant knowledge, expertise and resources towards the success of over 13,000 consortium and online member manufacturers, representing every province across Canada. EMC's total manufacturing audience includes 40,000+ employers and 600,000 manufacturing employees.

Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

OMAFRA's mandate is to support Ontario’s agri-food sector, enforce and improve food safety and strengthen Ontario’s rural communities.

Ministry of Economic Development & Growth

The ministry helps innovative and high-growth companies scale up. It helps businesses succeed by lowering costs through smarter regulation and lowering trade barriers within Canada. It facilitates the growth of the social enterprise sector and puts a special focus on small business growth, a cornerstone of our prosperity and communities.

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Suite 906, 30 Duke Street West
N2H 3W5 ON

Saugeen Economic Development Corporation

Services Include: Small Business Financing, Business Advisory Services, Self-employment program and Small Business training (workshops/seminars) plus a variety of community economic development initiatives designed to enhance employment and economic opportunities

Saugeen Economic Development Corporation

515 Mill Street, P.O. Box 177
N0G 2M0 ON

South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, Collingwood

The Small Business Enterprise Centre provides support to start-up and existing small business enterprises during their development, retention and operation.

South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre

105 Hurontario Street
L9Y 2L9 ON

Workforce Development

Four County Labour Market Planning Board

The Planning Board offers timely, relevant research, workshops, and projects that assist our community in understanding the ever-changing local labour market. By providing information on industry and employment factors we add value to the economic and education planning at the grass roots. We provide presentations to municipalities, schools and businesses on opportunities that exist within the region.

Four County Labour Market Planning Board

111 Jackson St S
N0G 2V0 ON

Georgian College

The Owen Sound Campus prides itself on being just the right size. It offers a wide variety of programs in great facilities, including Canada’s most advanced marine simulation and research centre.

LaunchPad Youth Activity & Technology Centre

Launch Pad is a unique youth skills development centre in Hanover. With a state of the art 4800 sq ft facility that includes a commercial kitchen, welding space, trades areas, technology lab, teaching/conferencing areas, and a woodworking shop set to open in January 2019 we have the ability to expand the learning opportunities for youth outside of the traditional school setting.

LaunchPad YATC

612 10th St.
N4N 1R9 ON

YMCA Employment Services

Connect with qualified job seekers right here in your community. Choose to work with a YMCA Job Developer to qualify for financial hiring incentives and receive candidate referrals or, advertise your job opportunities on our free Job Board.  Phone: 519-371-9222 or Hanover Phone: 519-364-3163 Owen Sound Location: 945 3rd Ave. E., Owen Sound, ON  N4K 2K8 Hanover Location: 425 10th Street, Unit 7, Hanover, ON N4N 1P8 Durham Location: 575 Saddler St. E., Durham, ON  N0G 1R0


Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce

Hanover Chamber of Commerce

Meaford Chamber of Commerce

Owen Sound & District Chamber of Commerce

Owen Sound and District Chamber of Commerce

1051 2nd Avenue East, Suite 206 PO Box 1028
N4K 6K6 ON

The Blue Mountains Chamber of Commerce

West Grey Chamber of Commerce

West Grey Chamber of Commerce

Box 671, 144 Garafraxa St. S.
N0G 1R0 ON