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Expand & Relocation

Are you considering expanding or relocating your business? Norfolk County offers a unique and promising environment for businesses poised for growth or change. With a range of resources and support systems tailored to assist businesses in various stages of development, Norfolk County stands out as an ideal destination. Our dedicated teams and comprehensive services, ranging from site selection assistance to financial support and local market insights, are here to ensure a smooth transition and successful expansion. Whether you’re a budding startup or an established enterprise, explore the plethora of opportunities and resources available in Norfolk County to take your business to new heights.

Norfolk County Economic Development

Norfolk County can assist businesses to expand their operations, or to relocate them here. We can provide:
  • Site selection assistance
  • Referrals to financial supports
  • Information about approval processes
  • Incentive grants for redeveloping non-residential properties
  • Local intelligence
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Venture Norfolk

Venture Norfolk (venturenorfolk.ca) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that assists individuals, businesses and organizations in the creation and maintenance of jobs in Norfolk County. As a “lender of opportunity”, Venture Norfolk provides loans up to $250,000, consultation and advice to both startup and existing small businesses in Norfolk. “Growing our Communities” speaks to the project support and grants that Venture Norfolk provides to organizations in Norfolk with an idea to improve the communities of Norfolk.


Key services
  • Small Business Loans – up to $250,000 for new or existing small businesses
  • Small Business Consulting – free seminars or one-to-one meetings
  • Community Projects – staff time and seed grant monies for a project

Venture Norfolk is one of 37 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) located in rural southern Ontario, receiving funding support through the Community Futures program of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

Innovative Supports

Tech Alliance of Southwest Ontario provides several services to entrepreneurs: business analysts, prototyping services, market intelligence, entrepreneur tool kit, access to capital, service provider network, mentoring, and other programs.

Agriculture / Agri-Food Initiatives

To improve sharing of best practices and resources across the province, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) developed a directory of hundreds of initiatives supporting agriculture and food. This Google Drive is publicly available as a dynamic community resource.

Information Resources

Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie leads the development of local labour market strategies by providing evidence-based research and analysis, identifying employment trends, targeting workforce opportunities, initiating workforce development strategies, working with community partners, and assisting employers with human resource planning.

SCOR Business Portal
Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs

International Organic Trade Resource Guide