Business Resources

Elgin Business Resource Centre

The Elgin Business Resource Centre provides business counselling for new and existing businesses, access to loans and grants, a resource library, educational workshops, and networking opportunities through its satellite offices in Aylmer and Dutton. In addition to helping entrepreneurs navigate the complicated waters of the business world, these offices also provide valuable services to existing businesses.

St. Thomas Elgin Small Business Enterprise Centre

The County of Elgin delivers business counselling and support to youth through the Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC). SBEC is funded by Elgin County, the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation and the Ministry of Economic Develop-ment and Infrastructure and focuses primarily on the delivery of the Summer Company and Starter Company programs. 

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Our mission is to help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financingconsulting services and securitization, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.
Through our subsidiary—BDC Capital, we also offer a full spectrum of specialized financing, including venture capital, equity as well as growth and business transition capital.

Elgin County Economic Development & Tourism 

Elgin County Economic Development provides investment attraction, business development, and tourism services for the County of Elgin and its 7 partner municipalities.  The department's goal is to provide opportunities for economic development that foster competitiveness and a positive and attractive business environment; to cultivate creativity and talent in our rural communities to ensure continued economic growth; and, to capitalize on Elgin's distinctive local characteristics including local cultural heritage and historical traditions to create appealing and unique places where people want to live, work, and play.

Employment Services Elgin

Employment Services Elgin delivers Employment Ontario’s Employment Services (ES) program. This provincially funded program assists people in finding employment through resources and information, employment counseling, employment workshops and job placements.

This resource provides Information on the labour market, jobs, training & education for Elgin, St. Thomas, London, Woodstock and surrounding counties. This resource can be used by job-seekers and employeers alike.  

Rural Economic Development Fund

Ontario is providing rural communities, businesses and organizations, with funding to help attract investment, create jobs, and boost tourism, through a renewed Rural Economic Development (RED) program.