Our Vision For The Future

Mission: Working in Partnership for the Communities' Future.

Mandate: SEDC exists to promote sustainable economic and social development throughout the region.

Core Values

Cooperative Regionalism
We believe in...

  • all levels of government and grass roots organizations working together with a regionally minded focus
  • being receptive to the concerns of all stakeholders by being proactive
  • cooperative regionalism being achieved through the facilitation and development of mutually beneficial partnerships

We believe in...

  • positive staff and board development / relations / mutual respect
  • the diversity of our Board of Directors
  • effective communication
  • recognizing excellence
  • exemplary service
  • identifying needs and developing programs to support the communities of our region
  • the creation and maintenance of job opportunities

We believe in...

  • the importance of community awareness of SEDC and its services
  • the importance of community awareness of the current business and social environment
  • the recognition of success
  • the necessity of profiling our communities

Resource Management
We believe in...

  • educating and training
  • gathering and using regional data
  • accessible information regarding available programs and services

Business Support
We believe in...

  • promoting and providing exemplary business practices
  • making recommendations and decisions based on current data
  • providing loans and resources to businesses and the social economy

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Position Available for a Project Coordinator

for full job description, click here.

Four County Labour Board Skills Gap Study

This radio Interview on CBC  reveals the results of the study and it's impact on local businesses in our region.

Click on the image below to listen to Gemma Mendez-Smith, Executive Director of the Four County Labour Board, as she discusses the results of the study with Wei Chan, host of Ontario Morning. 

(This interview is a podcast; it starts at 18 mins and 10 secs. in)

picture of microphone

For the full report on the Skills Gap Study, click here.

 Business Improvement Funding Loan Application Deadline Extended!

(Click on flyer below to download an interactive application)

business improvement loan fund flyer

(Notice: If you are submitting this loan application, you also need to read and sign the following document here.)

(Click on image below for larger poster)

Employer Breakfasts Flyer

Note: We will only be attending meetings in Markdale and Hanover,

which are within our service area.

Gerry Visca flyer