Welcome to Saugeen Economic Development Corporation

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.

Who we are:
A member of the Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association

Communities we serve: Arran-Elderslie, Chatsworth, Brockton, Grey Highlands, Hanover, Minto, South Bruce, Southgate, Wellington North and West Grey. See the catchment area map.


Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. During this extraordinary time, the Canadian government, the province, our local municipalities and financial organizations are taking actions to help sustain the business community during this time of uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

We created a list of resources available to assist businesses, employees and families survive during this economic hardship. We are all in this together.

Download/View the Resource Package here.

Access to a Spreadsheet of the resources here. 

Updated November 3rd, 2020

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE: Business Resurgence Program

The Business Resurgence Program is a FREE consulting program for local small businesses. There are several consulting options available: Business Bootcamp, Business Profit Optimizer, Business Advisor, Digital Marketing Coach, or a membership with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium. For a more detailed description please see the Business Resurgence Program application form

Applications can be submitted through our website or e-mailed to caly@sbdc.ca. There is no formal application deadline, but businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as there are limited spots available.

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

Support available through Saugeen Economic Development Corporation has been fully committed. Eligible organizations are encouraged to contact Jamie Doherty at 519-799-5750 X 5 to discuss other funding or liquidity relief options available.

Bruce County Emergency Business Sustainability Loan - Applications Now Being Accepted until March 31st, 2021

Low interest loans of up to $20,000 are available to help local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. A total funded by Bruce County—is available through the Bruce County Emergency Business Sustainability
Loan, administered by the Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (BCFDC) and the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC). For a more detailed description please see the Bruce County Emergency Business Sustainability Loan Application.

Resiliency Maps for Grey and Bruce County Residents: 

Bruce and Grey Counties have launched Community and Business Resiliency Maps in response to the demand for a "One-Stop-Shop" site for local business that are open during the pandemic. You are able to promote services and any changes to your operations with a free listing on this site. The maps includes essential services that remain open at physical locations, those that have changed their operations to respond to physical distancing guidelines, and businesses that have moved entirely online. To create a listing in Grey County send an email to ecdev@grey.ca and in Bruce County send an email to info@businesstobruce.com

See Map for Grey County Here

See Map for Bruce County Here.

Contact Information: 

515 Mill Street, P.O. Box 177, Neustadt, ON N0G 2M0
PH: 519-799-5750 | Toll-free: 1-877-335-7332
Fax: 519-799-5752