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New Economic Recovery Task Team & Additional Starter Company Plus Program Funding

Posted on Friday, June 05, 2020 07:30 AM

Thunder Bay CEDC announces Economic Recovery Task Team and $75,000 in additional funding for local entrepreneur training program

Today the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) announces the creation of an Economic Recovery Task Team (ERTT) consisting of CEDC staff and members of the City’s Executive Management Team. CEDC staff are engaged in outreach across all business sectors in Thunder Bay and are asking business owners how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their...


Free Compost Now Available to Residents

Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2020 07:00 AM

Compost is now available to all residents at no charge at the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility while quantities last, weather permitting.

Access to the compost pick-up area is located east of the old landfill entrance on John Street Road. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 8 am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday from 8 am – 3:30 pm.

Due to COVID-19, a maximum of three vehicles are permitted inside the loading area at one time. Residents are also reminded to practice physical distancing in the compost...


CEDC Supports Local Business: Are You Ready to Re-open?

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2020 01:00 PM

Thunder Bay CEDC is here to support local business, industry & tourism partners through re-opening

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected the business community globally, in Canada, Ontario, and Northwestern Ontario. The Thunder Bay CEDC is a local resource committed to ensure the prosperity of Thunder Bay businesses, industry and tourism partners.

Many local businesses have adapted to the reality of COVID-19 and are now working hard to minimize its negative economic impact, as is the Thunder...


Thunder Bay District COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2020 07:30 AM

Local COVID-19 business survey shows 91% experienced a decrease in sales; new and repeat business participation sought for second round

The partnership launched in April to survey the effects of COVID-19 on businesses in the Thunder Bay district has released the results of its first round of the survey, collected at the end of April. The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, North Superior Workforce Planning Board, Thunder Bay CEDC and Northern Policy Institute agreed to collaborate on the six-month project...

Thunder Bay CEDC and Tourism Thunder Bay encourage city residents to #TBaycation this summer

Posted on Monday, June 01, 2020 09:15 AM

During these unprecedented times, residents of Thunder Bay are seeking excitement, fun and adventure while staying close to home. In the spirit of ‘staycationing’ – vacationing in one’s home country or region rather than abroad – Thunder Bay CEDC and Tourism Thunder Bay officially launch their Summer #TBaycation Contest, backed by over $19,000 worth in prizes.

“We have an amazing tourism sector and it has been among the hardest hit by the Covid Pandemic.” Says Paul Pepe, Manger, Tourism Thunder Bay,...