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Economic Development and Tourism division is committed to providing businesses with timely and relevant information they can use.  The EDT team gathers input, direction, and information from a variety of industry sources and local committees and community leaders to help both Council and the Senior Management Team better understand the needs of Haldimand sectors, industries and businesses.

Discover all the ways we gather and share business-related information.

Economic Development and Tourism have several social media channels to both inform and promote Haldimand.

Business Facebook

Target Audience:  Haldimand Businesses and Potential Businesses Relocated to Haldimand

Hashtags:  #BusinessHaldimand  @BusinessHaldimand  #RealPotential

Tourism Facebook

Target Audience:  Visitors and Residents

Hashtags:  #TourismHaldimand     @ontariossouthwest   @haldimandcountytourism

Tourism Instagram

Target Audience:  Visitors and Residents

Hashtags:  #TourismHaldimand   @tourismhaldimand  @ontariossouthwest

Get Haldimand Business News directly in your inbox as it happens. Information in the e-blast includes:

  • Announcements on funding and programs from all levels of government
  • Events and workshops for businesses
  • Changes in business-related policies
  • Updates from Committees of Council related to business and agriculture
  • Industry and business news from partner organizations
  • COVID 19 business news

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Haldimand Business Network

Consisting of Haldimand’s Chambers of Commerce, Business Improvement Areas, Board of Trade, and Economic Development and Tourism staff, this group meets 4 times a year to discuss ways to support the business community, share best practices, and discuss current issues. Any feedback or questions you have can be referred to your community business association to be brought forward to a Haldimand Business Network meeting.

Connect with your local business association.

Business Development and Planning Advisory Committee

BPDAP was formed in 2017 and serves as an advisory committee to Council. In support of business and economic development within Haldimand County the committee works with Economic Development Tourism as well as working with Planning and Development as a statutory Advisory Committee (Smart Growth for our Communities Act 2015). It meets six times a year to provide local perspective, guidance, and expert strategic direction.

To view meeting agendas and minutes visit Boards and Committees.

Agriculture Advisory Committee

The AAC is an advisory Committee of Haldimand County Council and advises Council on matters, issues, and policies pertaining to agriculture and agribusiness as this is a vital industry in Haldimand County, essential to the municipality’s economic base.  AAC ensures continued community involvement and input in the planning and implementation of various agriculture-related projects and for the ongoing monitoring to ensure that progress towards the vision and goals.

To view meeting agendas and minutes visit Boards and Committees.

Haldimand Tourism Network

The Haldimand Tourism Network is open to all tourism owners/operators and tourism sector professionals. These quarterly meetings are intended to encourage partnerships, business development, and networking opportunities as well as to encourage synergies and marketing partnership opportunities.

Email and ask to be added to the network and you will receive notices of upcoming meetings.

We value feedback from all Haldimand businesses and organizations. Feel free to reach out to us anytime.

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Phone: 905-318-5932 ext 6331

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Keep up-to-date by visiting our website and exploring the many resources available. Learn new skills, find Haldimand County programs and workshops, and connect with other businesses through the Tourism Network or other opportunities.

When timely information is needed, such as COVID-19 business news, the website is the place to find information on programs and funding opportunities.

This visitor-facing website features all the experiences, attractions, and planning tools to help visitors plan their next holiday in Haldimand.

Surveys and Questionnaires

Economic Development and Tourism conduct surveys to find out more information as topics arise. One example of this type of outreach was when COVID-19 was impacting businesses in the summer of 2020. Approximately 300 businesses were phoned and an online survey conducted.  Input helped direct resources to support local businesses.

Business Visits

When working with businesses, staff may visit a business to gain a better understanding of the unique opportunities and challenges, and to connect with owners and managers to determine the best way Economic Development and Tourism can help.

Request a visit or virtual visit.