CEDC News

Posted On Monday, October 05, 2020

Keramiikka Maan The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) would like to congratulate the successful Summer Company students who started and managed their own small business this past summer. The Summer Company program is administered by the Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre and has seen eighty students go through the program since 2014. In the face of the pandemic, the 2020 program saw five students successfully complete the program. Like many programs, Summer...
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Posted On Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Jessie's Hair PlayThe Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is pleased to announce another group of successful entrepreneurs who participated in the Starter Company Plus program. The third round of the 2020 program saw a total of ten small business owners go through the six week program. Over the past year there has been a total of thirty two local entrepreneurs to successfully complete the program and receive the $5000 grant, totaling $160,000, the highest in the program’s...
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Posted On Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Today, the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) hosted an outdoor event to celebrate the success of 32 foreign skilled workers who have received a community recommendation through the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). The successful candidates have received full-time permanent jobs with over 16 local employers and can now apply for their permanent residency with the Federal Government.
“With over 30 positions supported in only 5 months,...

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Posted On Tuesday, July 21, 2020

StrEATery_2The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce $40,000 in funding to help support the Waterfront BIA’s StrEATery project. The CEDC’s Board of Directors approved the funding through an Economic Development Reserve Fund (EDRF) grant which aims to support local projects and initiatives that create jobs and stimulate business.
“The Board of Directors for the CEDC is pleased to be able to support...

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Posted On Wednesday, July 15, 2020

shopHEREThe Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre is excited to announce that Thunder Bay businesses are now eligible to sign up for a free website through Digital Main Street’s ShopHERE program. The ShopHERE program offers businesses and artists the opportunity to build a digital presence and minimize the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Government along with Google are funding the program to ensure every small business has an opportunity to go digital.
To...

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