Business

COVID-19 Business Information and Resources

The Economic Development and Tourism Division is available to assist you. Virtual meetings, phone and email are preferred modes of communication. Should you request a personal visit, please contact us in advance to make an appointment. Click the link below to go directly to our COVID-19 Business Information & Resources Page or contact us at 905-318-5932 or opportunity@haldimandcounty.on.ca

Digital Main Street- Digital Service Specialists

The DMS program is a smart, efficient way to help businesses adopt and expand their digital capabilities in ways that are realistic, actionable, and effective. Digital Service Specialists will be offering one on one meetings with businesses to review current technology and to provide guidance and support in improving their online presence.

Learn more here.

Haldimand County is creating a shop local campaign for businesses this holiday season.

To be included in our promotional campaign we need your content (photos, products, services, experiences, events) to build our advertising campaigns. There is no cost to participate. We want to include great gift ideas, packages, food, gift certificates, as well as feature Made in Haldimand products. Some marketing opportunities are time-sensitive, so submit your information as soon as possible.

Learn more.

Become a local Digital Main Street Vendor

As part of our Digital Main Street project, Haldimand County and Grand Erie Business Centre are looking for local Haldimand vendors who work with small businesses to help them become digital-ready. 

Learn more.

Haldimand County is creating a local on-line marketplace.

Register as a Haldimand Marketplace vendor.

The online marketplace where locals, neighbours’ and visitors can shop online. Looking for local small businesses that appeal to tourists such as a restaurant, downtown retailer, artist, home-based artisan, food producer/farm, or tourism operator.

Learn More.

Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie- Grand Erie Jobs.

Grand Erie Jobs automatically searches 20+ of the most popular websites and posts local job postings all in one place, making it easier for job seekers to find opportunities.

Click HERE to view the job board, and more information.

Navigating Grand Erie: WPBGE Transportation Survey

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie (WPBGE) is conducting a study to find out if local public transit options support the needs of people living  and working in Brantford, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, Six Nations & New Credit. By answering a few questions, you’ll help our local communities make more informed decisions on improving their transit systems.

Take the survey HERE 

Meet Team Haldimand

Haldimand County works with some outstanding partners to deliver services to our businesses. To learn more about what Team Haldimand can do for you please visit the linked pages below.

The Grand Erie Business Centre

The Grand Erie Business Centre is a private non-profit business development corporation that serves Haldimand County and the Township of West Lincoln. They provide financing, consultation, support and advice to small businesses within this area. For more information visit their website HERE.

Business Development Bank of Canada

The Business Development Bank of Canada is a financial institution devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. They help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financingadvisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. To learn more visit their website HERE.

Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie plays a leadership role in labour force development. Comprised of representatives of Labour, Business, Education and Equity Groups, the board works collaboratively with community partners to identify key labour force issues and challenges, and to develop effective workforce development strategies. For more information about this organization visit their page HERE.

Business Resource Centre

The Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC) offers free business advice from expert advisors who have hands-on business experience. The BRC also provides free business workshops so you can learn more about starting and growing your business, and meet other business owners. For more information visit their page HERE.

St. Leonards Community Services

St. Leonard’s Community Services delivers a variety of employment services. Whether it is your first job or a career change – your job is out there and we’ll help you find it. For more information visit them HERE.

Ontario Southwest

Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation (SWOTC) is the provincially mandated Regional Tourism Organization for Southwestern Ontario. SWOTC works with tourism industry stakeholders across our region to develop and promote Ontario’s Southwest as a vibrant and prosperous tourism region. For more information visit them HERE.

We Make It Here in Haldimand

We Make It Here

Watch videos showcasing local employees, demonstrating the many job opportunities that exist at manufacturers in Haldimand. View the We Make It Here videos.

Happening in Haldimand

Haldimand County Ranked # 13  in Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada 2019

See why below or read the full article here!

Population:47,635
Economic region unemployment rate as of March 2019:4.7%
Median household income:$84,225
Average value of primary real estate:$487,655
Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment*:$781
Property tax as percent of average income:2.3%
Average annual property tax bill:$2,596

 

Source: Maclean’s Best communities in Canada 2019

 

 

Health, Safety and Community Factors

5-year average of Crime Severity Index in area covered by local police service**:42
Doctors’ offices:10
Percentage of population employed in arts and recreation:0.8%
*NOTE: Estimates used where data not available

**lower is better, national average = 73

Source: Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada 2019

Weather Factors

Days per year with rain or snow:153
Days per year above 0ºC:245
Days per year above 20ºC:117

Source: Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada 2019

Business Haldimand Objective

Our goal is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for our community by creating and retaining jobs by providing support to help local businesses grow.

How we can help your business

Haldimand County is committed to creating an environment for businesses to thrive.  Our Economic Development & Tourism team links the business community to partners, helping pave the way for business development and expansion within Haldimand.  Staff leverage their experience and knowledge of the local landscape to provide consultation services and hands-on solutions to help you.

For more information contact opportunity@haldimandcounty.on.ca or call our tourism hotline at 1-800-863-9607.

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