At the West Parry Sound Economic Development Office (WPSEDO), we’re here to help you with your business needs, not bounce you around.

The West Parry Sound Economic Development Office connects you to programs, funding and advice to help new businesses and grow existing businesses in the region. Whether you’re an existing local business, starting a business for the first time, or relocating to the area, our goal is to provide you with what you need to succeed.

Get access to 6 different municipalities in 1 Economic Development Office

We’re a centralized hub connecting you to 6 different municipalities across the region.

We’re also partnered with Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre (CBDC), via FedNor, so you can get accurate information and business advice on towns across the region, in just one place.

Set up your business faster, we’ll do the market research for you

It’s hard to start a venture when you don’t have all the information, and market research is time consuming.

At our Economic Development Office, we connect you to relevant information faster.  As partners of municipalities, numerous community groups, and various levels of government, it’s easier for us to coordinate everyone else to get you accurate information.

We'll help you navigate the process of setting up a business

Our staff have local knowledge of the region, and can help with:

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1) Property searches, zoning & building permits

2) Connections to legal advice & complementary businesses

3) Information on statistics, programs and funding

4) Business support and advice

We connect businesses to their communities

It’s easier to start your business when you have contacts in the region.  Through our Economic Development Office, we’ll put you in touch with the right people so your business has what it needs.

Our Economic Development Office also allocates a large portion of our time to developing existing businesses.  So if you’re expanding your business in the region, we can help you set up the relevant networks to help your business grow.

You can expect ongoing support

Once your business is up and running, we won’t just leave you high and dry.  We’ll follow up with you to make sure you have what you need ongoing.