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.
Communities we serve: Arran-Elderslie, Chatsworth, Brockton, Grey Highlands, Hanover, Minto, South Bruce, Southgate, Wellington North and West Grey. See the catchment area map.
RESOURCES FOR CANADIAN BUSINESSES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
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.
Access to a Spreadsheet of the resources here.
Updated August 27th, 2020
REOPENED: Bruce County Emergency Business Sustainability Loan
This is a low-interest (2.5%) loan of up to $20,000 for Bruce County businesses, administered by the Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation and the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation. There is $360,000 total available funding which will be loaned on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information visit BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY LOAN.
NOW AVAILABLE: COVID-19 Tourism Response Fund
The COVID-19 Tourism Response Fund — generously provided by FedDev — provides $250,000 to Bruce County tourism-related businesses in the form of a one-time, non-repayable grant of $2,500-$10,000* (*Applicants need to have a matching contribution of 20%).
For more information visit COVID-19 TOURISM RESPONSE FUND.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and in Bruce County send an email to email@example.com
See Map for Grey County Here.
See Map for Bruce County Here.
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