An exciting time for Thunder Bay's economy and Northwestern Ontario

Traditional sectors in natural resource industries and manufacturing are successfully blending with new and evolving knowledge, education and healthcare sectors, creating a  balanced and diversified local economy.  

Centrally located in North America and just 32 miles from the Minnesota border, Thunder Bay is a connected, industrious and forward growing city.  There’s never been a better time to relocate, buy a business or invest in the City of Thunder Bay

Our Thunder Bay CEDC team is available to help you to identify new business opportunities, find the right property or land, recruit the best talent, access business incentives and get reliable local advice.

Let us connect you into Thunder Bay’s thriving and supportive business community.

Just a Few Reasons to Invest in Thunder Bay

Land & Property

From waterfront office space to creative downtown hubs, port-side industrial lands and accessible business parks, Thunder Bay has a variety of affordable land and properties available for purchase or lease. Best of all, there are currently no development fees for commercial and industrial lands in Thunder Bay.

A Global Transportation Hub

Getting to and from, and around Thunder Bay is so easy. Our excellent global transport connections link Thunder Bay to a worldwide supply chain and international markets by air, sea, rail, and road transportation networks. 

Why Thunder Bay

There are so many advantages to living, working, doing business and investing in Thunder Bay. Come here for the low costs, economic possibilities, and supportive business community. Stay for stunning scenery, great neighbourhoods and a better quality of life.

Incentives & Funding

Thunder Bay businesses are supported at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. There are many opportunities for new and expanding businesses to access incentives, as well as funding programs. Get cost savings for your start-up or growing business venture.

Permits & Regulations

Our Thunder Bay CEDC team is here to help you navigate the permits, legislation and other regulations to get your business up and running fast. Learn which building applications, environmental legislation and zoning regulations apply to your specific industry.

Reports & Resources

Do you need current information and data to support your market research and business planning? We are pleased to offer up to date reports and statistics. Download the latest resources available for Thunder Bay and the Northwestern Ontario region by visiting our directories.
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