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Future Entrepreneurial Leaders Showcased at Local Tradeshow

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 08:00 PM

June 29, 2016 - The third annual Summer Company-Staples Youth Entrepreneurship Day took place this afternoon at Staples Thunder Bay. The tradeshow showcased this year's participants of Summer Company - Ontario's Flagship Youth Entrepreneurship Program which is administered through the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre every summer. The Program is designed to help enterprising students between the ages of 15 - 29 start and run their own businesses over the summer months. This year, there...

New Resource for Local Start-Up Companies and Innovators

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 08:00 PM

June 16, 2016 - Thunder Bay's new small business incubation zone was unveiled today at the Waverley location of the Thunder Bay Public Library. Aptly named hub:north, it is a low-cost to free resources for local entrepreneurs, innovators and start-up companies. It is a collaborative project between Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre, Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre, Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL), and the City...

Mayor Hobbs Declares June 4 Mining Day

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2016 08:00 PM

June 2, 2016 - Thunder Bay will celebrate its rich mining heritage on June 4, which has been declared Mining Day by Acting Mayor Joe Virdiramo.

Councilor Virdiramo made the declaration at a ceremony today at Mariner's Hall at Prince Arthur's Landing. He was joined by representatives from the City of Thunder Bay, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association.

Mining Day will include a series of special public events at Prince Arthur's Landing. There will...

Celebrating 25 Grants Distributed to New Businesses

Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2016 08:00 PM

May 6, 2016 - The Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre marks the two-year anniversary of the official launch of the Ontario government's Starter Company program, which provides training, mentoring, and a potential grant of up to $5,000 for those with a winning business plan. 25 grants have been awarded to young entrepreneurs, who have used the money to purchase inventory, secure a store space, advertise, and help with other start-up costs.

To date, nearly 100 youth have taken advantage of...

CEDC Discusses Thunder Bay's Competitiveness in New Report

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 08:00 PM

April 13, 2016 -The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) held a special presentation today to expand on the City's Competitive Position ranking as it was highlighted in the 2014 edition of the KPMG's Guide to International Business Location Costs: Competitive Alternatives.

Doug Murray, CEO of the Thunder Bay CEDC, outlined the following business costs in the Report with respect to: facilities, labour, transportation, utilities, and taxes. While facility costs, labour costs...