Regional economic development
The WindsorEssex Development Corporation (Development Corporation) provides regional economic development services for Essex County.
The Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization. Community leaders make up the board of the Corporation. The County of Essex and City of Windsor support the Development Corporation financially. The main focus of the organization is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help start up new businesses in the Windsor-Essex region.
A team of professional staff will assist you with all your location and investment decisions. They will work one-on-one with your business to assist in the process of locating in Windsor-Essex. Or, if you are considering expanding an existing business, the economic development experts at the Development Corporation will help you cut through red tape by providing the following 4 services:
- Resources that can connect you with the decision makers
- Identify and connect you with potential funders
- Help you network with partners and allies
- Link you to educational and training resources to meet your needs.
Contact the Development Corporation with all your economic development questions.
Economic development within the local municipalities
In addition to the regional economic development services provided through the Development Corporation, the municipalities in Essex County have dedicated resources towards local economic development activities. The 7 local municipalities will provide you with access to economic development at the following sites:
Awards and recognition
Windsor-Essex has been recognized internationally as a great place to live, work, play, visit and invest. Read what others are saying about our region.
Windsor-Essex: A Quiet Giant Video
When people ask, why invest in Windsor-Essex, we respond, why not Windsor-Essex? View the Windsor-Essex: A Quiet Giant video and find out for yourself.