Windsor-Essex Business Owners

Are you expanding an existing business or starting a brand new venture? The Windsor-Essex region and it partner agencies are dedicated to help you see success no matter where you are in the life-cycle of your business. 

Thinking about it? Starting it up?

The following organizations are available to provide you with support as you look to take that big leap.

  • Small Business & Entrepreneur Centre
    The Small Business Centre is part of a network of offices that serve Ontario's small business community. Operating locally as a department of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, the centre is a source for small business information, guidance and professional advice on starting and operating a small business.

  • Essex Community Future Development Corporation
    Essex Community Futures Development Corporation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to encourage economic development and create job opportunities within Essex County through small business loans, funding for community projects, and providing essential resources to businesses throughout Essex County.

  • WeTech Alliance
    WEtech Alliance is Windsor-Essex’s Technology Accelerator; an industry-led non-profit organization focused on driving the growth and success of Windsor-Essex’s technology centric companies & entrepreneurs through, mentoring, programs and connections

Growing & Expanding?

Business Retention & Expansion Services - WindsorEssex Economic Development Corp.

The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corp. supports local businesses by assisting organizations in their expansion needs during times of positive growth, and retention needs when they are struggling.  Through ongoing local visitation from trained BR+E staff, companies receive a tailored solution to connect clients with the resources and services they need to be successful. To learn more send an email to

Supporting Local

Are you a local business that wants to get involved and support the local community? Here's how you can get involved:

    The Windsor-Essex region is home to one of the strongest manufacturing sectors in the country. We have a skilled workforce with a strong work ethic that is ready to work with you and your organization. This database provides you with the ability to extensively search within the following sectors: advanced manufacturing, agri-business, logistics, transportation and warehousing and ICT.  Also, within this website local companies have the ability to add post an innovation and find a innovative partner within the Connect.Innovate.Develop tool.

  • Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce
    As part of the chamber, your business becomes part of a community; a network of businesses united in working together for business in Windsor-Essex. The chamber is your advocate at the municipal, provincial, & federal level of government for advancing the interests of business in Windsor-Essex.