Starting and expanding your business in the City of Thunder Bay? Get in touch with our Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), which provides free services to help you turn your next idea into a successful venture regardless of the size of your business. Visit Go to Thunder Bay to learn about the many employment and investment opportunities we have available. Take advantage of our advertising and sponsorship opportunities and grants, incentives and funding programs.

Stay involved by posting or attending a business event or bid on the latest City tenders and proposals.

Building and planning

If you want to develop your property, get started with the Building and Planning page today. Find the applications, licences and permits you need to build, start a business or put up a sign, and learn more about the City's Official Plan and zoning information.

The City of Thunder Bay has been awarded $20.7 million for the funding of eight initiatives under the City Council approved Housing Accelerator Fund Action Plan

Lands for sale and lease

If you're looking for land or buildings, view our realty services listing information, and discover more about our Innova Business Park for great business space opportunities.


If you're getting ready to start or expand your tourism business, check out Tourism Thunder Bay for our tourism industry and trade information.

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