Sault Ste Marie Economic Development Corporation

Site: Sault Ste. Marie

Service: Economic Development Corporation

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Functions as an independent, non-profit and community leader that generates sustainable employment, wealth and growth for Sault Ste Marie and develops tourism-related products and delivers annual marketing activities designed to promote tourism to Sault Ste Marie
Agency Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides convention services, festival and events planning  
  • Promotes Tourism and Tourism Development  
  • Offers general marketing support  
  • Provides access to economic research data
Functions as a business assistance centre providing information related to starting and operating businesses including but not limited to:  
  • Business registration and incorporation  
  • Enterprise and empowerment zones for tax credits  
  • Small business loans
Offers the following supports and services:  
  • Access to government contracts  
  • Access to credit and financing resources  
  • Loan form preparation assistance  
  • Customized training  
  • Technical assistance on market research, marketing plans and business plans
Summer Company Program 
  • Provides hands-on business training and mentoring to assist enterprising young people start up and run their own summer business
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Sault Ste. Marie
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information on specific programs
Languages English
Fees Membership
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-759-5432 
Enterprise Centre: 705-759-5461 
Tourism: 705-759-5442
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-6020
Fax 705-759-2185
Primary Contact Lindsey Ackland, Coordinator of Visitor and Media Relations; Phone: 705-759-5442; Email:
Alternate Contact Marc Capancioni, Communications Coordinator; Phone: 705-759-0409; Email:
Primary Executive Daniel Hollingsworth, Executive Director; Phone: 705-759-5428; Email:
Alternate Executive Karen Madigan, Director, Corporate Services; Phone: 705-759-5338; Email:
Site Location Civic Centre
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address Civic Centre
99 Foster Dr, 1st Fl
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6
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Intersection Foster Dr and Bay St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1986
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure