The Municipality of East Ferris works with a team approach to assist the business community with development. Potential investors and business owners are encouraged to contact the Municipal Office and discuss possible ideas.
Municipality of East Ferris Council has spent the last three years preparing the community for investment with the latest project being the Economic Development Strategy and Facilities Master Plan. The Strategy included public consultations that assisted in establishing a strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats (SWOT) assessment of the community.
The five strategic priorities identified include:
- Infrastructure and Services
- Business Support Services
The Municipality of East Ferris continues to develop the community’s economic foundation through new projects and by supporting the local businesses’ growth and development. Municipal staff is committed to this goal by providing support services and working with the all partners, a priority identified by both residents and Council.
Whether it is industrial, commercial, or a home-based operation, many businesses chose to operate in East Ferris to take advantage of:
- Lower tax rates;
- Competitive business costs;
- Reduced cost of land and real estate;
- The connectivity of a larger urban market;
- A diverse economy;
- Skilled workforce; and
- Quality of Place offered.
As economic development initiatives continue to develop, East Ferris is committed to working with partnering organizations to provide strong support and assistance to encourage entrepreneurship and small business start-ups.
Business Resources in the region include:
The Business Centre – Nipissing Parry Sound
NECO – Community Futures Development Corporation
The Labour Market Group
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