Welcome to the hub of Northwestern ontario

Located in the centre of Canada and with close proximity to the United States, Thunder Bay is the regional capital of Northwestern Ontario.  The city sits on the shores of Lake Superior – the world’s largest freshwater lake – and is a natural gateway by seaway, road, rail and air to western Canada.

Thunder Bay is known as the city with the Giant Heart. This friendly and down-to-earth northern powerhouse is an ideal place to live, work and do business.  People come to Thunder Bay for economic opportunities. They stay for the stunning nature, new friends and better way of life.

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Thunder Bay CEDC hosted over 100 representatives to address workforce & training needs in the Natural Resources sector

Thunder Bay CEDC hosted over 100 representatives to address workforce & training needs in the Natural Resources sector September 13,…
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Cedc Tourism Development Fund Provides $41,500 to The Streatery

Cedc Tourism Development Fund Provides $41,500 to The Streatery September 7, 2022 – The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)…
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CEDC Tourism Development Fund Provides $30,000 to the Silver Islet Harbour Association

CEDC Tourism Development Fund Provides $30,000 to the Silver Islet Harbour Association Tuesday, August 16 – The Thunder Bay Community…
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CEDC Tourism Development Fund Provides $30,000 to the Splish Splash Water Park

CEDC Tourism Development Fund Provides $30,000 to the Splish Splash Water Park August 4, 2022 – The Thunder Bay Community…
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CEDC Tourism Development Fund Provides $250,000 to Science North

July 27, 2022 – The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) and Tourism Thunder Bay are pleased to provide…
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Thunder Bay CEDC Board of Directors announce new Chief Executive Officer

Thunder Bay CEDC Board of Directors announce new Chief Executive Officer July 20, 2022 – The Thunder Bay Community Economic…
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Grant Funding Allows Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre to Help Small Businesses Improve Online Presence

Grant Funding Allows Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre to Help Small Businesses Improve Online Presence Wednesday, July 20 -…
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Thunder Bay CEDC Relaunches Funding Program for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Thunder Bay CEDC Relaunches Funding Program for Indigenous Entrepreneurs Monday, July 18 – The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission…
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Thunder Bay CEDC Board of Directors welcomes new Board Member

Thunder Bay CEDC Board of Directors welcomes new Board Member June 14, 2022 – The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development…
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CEDC Tourism development FUND provides $5,000 to the high noon 24hr trail race & relay

CEDC Tourism development FUND provides $5,000 to the high noon 24hr trail race & relay The Thunder Bay Community Economic…
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Thunder Bay CEDC announces new Natural Resources Business Development Manager

Thunder Bay CEDC announces new Natural Resources Business Development Manager June 9, 2022 – Eric Zakrewski, CEO of the Thunder…
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Thunder Bay CEDC successful Pilot Program for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Thunder Bay CEDC successful Pilot Program for Indigenous Entrepreneurs The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is pleased to…
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Tourism THUNDER BAY annouces new brand

FRIENDLY. RELAXED AND UNPRETENTIOUS. ADVENTUROUS. UNEXPECTED. These are just some of Thunder Bay’s qualities that form the basis of a…
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Thunder Bay CEDC announces CEO retirement

Thunder Bay CEDC announces CEO retirement Monday, March 28, 2022 – Today, The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)…
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Thunder Bay well positioned to capitalize on hydrometallurgical processing

Thunder Bay well positioned to capitalize on hydrometallurgical processing February 24, 2022 – Today, the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development…
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Thunder Bay CEDC Exceeds Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) 2021 Target

Thunder Bay CEDC Exceeds Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) 2021 Target February 9, 2022 – Thunder Bay Community Economic…
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Thunder Bay CEDC launches funding program for indigenous entrepreneurs

Thunder Bay CEDC launches funding program for indigenous entrepreneurs December 15, 2021 – The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission…
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Thunder Bay CEDC Supports 10 More Entrepreneurs through Starter Company Plus program

Thunder Bay CEDC Supports 10 More Entrepreneurs through Starter Company Plus program. December 8, 2021 – The Thunder Bay Community…
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Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission brings more electric vehicle infrastructure to Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission brings more electric vehicle infrastructure to Thunder Bay October 20, 2021 – The Thunder…
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Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre assembles squad for digital assistance for small business

Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre assembles squad for digital assistance for small business October 14, 2021 – The Thunder…
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Why Thunder Bay?

Thunder Bay is a forward growing Canadian city with superior natural resources and a world-class quality of life.

Discover why talented people and businesses choose to liveworkdo business and invest in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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