When you're thinking of Thunder Bay, we're your first stop!

We can help with:

  • Community information and statistics
  • Networking and referrals
  • Assistance in site selection
  • Labour market data

We are responsible for:

  • Business development
  • Business retention and expansion
  • Entrepreneurial support
  • Opportunity promotion, and
  • Collection and assessment of key business data

Incorporated in December 2006, CEDC is an arms-length Community Development Corporation, led by an independent board with core funding from the City of Thunder Bay.

The mandate of the CEDC is to operate in a way that is:

  • Project based
  • Business led
  • Partner driven
  • Community supported

CEDC receives formal proposals on projects that will contribute to economic development. It responds quickly to new opportunities and initiatives to attract direct financial involvement from government and private sectors. CEDC's staff will assist your business with attaining essential information for decision making.

Located within CEDC's administrative office, the Thunder Bay and District Entrepreneur Centre provides seminars, workshops and free and confidential business counselling services to new and existing small businesses.


As of September 1, 2018 Tourism Thunder Bay has transferred under CEDC's umbrella

Tourism Thunder Bay is the destination management organization for the city of Thunder Bay.  The organization positions the community as Canada’s premier outdoor city and urban gateway to attract leisure, convention and sport tourism visitors from around the world.

Working in collaboration with industry, Destination Northern Ontario, Destination Ontario and Destination Canada, Tourism Thunder Bay coordinates the community’s tourism marketing strategies and partnerships, tourism product development, tourism media relations and international travel trade development.

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