Welcome to the City of Stratford's Do Business section featuring economic development related business information.
In 2014, the City of Stratford's economic development function transitioned from a municipal economic development office into the newly formed Stratford Economic Enterprise Development Corporation (SEED Co.). In its inaugural year, SEED Co. moved from concept to reality and carried with it a plan to keep, grow and attract business investment.
The SEED Co. Strategic Plan:
The Stratford Economic Enterprise Development Corporation (SEED Co.) advances the economic future of Stratford through excellence, creativity and collaborative leadership.
Stratford is Canada's leader in digitally enabled approaches for investment in arts, education and industry.
In 2015, SEED Co. developed new economic development branding, messaging, as well as, finetuning a new website investStratford to serve you better. Some information in the Do Business section of the website may be outdated. For more information please contact investStratford directly through email or call us at 519.305.5055 or toll-free at 1.844.812.5055.
To view SEED Co.'s latest information please click the links below:
1. 2014 Annual Report
2. Invest Stratford Brochure
3. News Release:
I. MP Schellenberger Announces Important Investment in Stratford's Innovative Film Industry
II. investStratford Media Release
4. In the News:
I. GreenSeal Cannabis Company Plans 27,000 sq. ft facility
II. City Council supports plan for medical marijuana production facility in Wright Business Park
III. Stratford Festival HD film project gets up to $3-million in FEDDev funding
IV. SEED Co. working toward digital media strategy for Stratford
V. Interactive forum on the future of digital media in the city planned for University of Waterloo campus
VI. SEED Co. CEO Marlene Coffey shares not-for-profit's success during first 90 days
Stay tuned as this portion of the website is currently under revision.
Our team is here to help business and industry succeed through best practices. The City of Stratford's enviable lifestyle and diverse economy, including investment in key industries like advanced manufacturing, the arts, agriculture, commercial businesses and digital technology enhance our global position, foster innovation, and build a sustainable labour market.
See why it makes sense to invest in Stratford. The community profile (PDF) highlights key details to doing business in Stratford. We have a listing of available sites and buildings including fully serviced lots in the Wright Business Park.
Site selectors can find a wealth of information: our demographic profile, utility contacts, transportation networks, taxes and incentive programs, economic indicators, quality of life and labour laws.
Our business and links section contains up-to-date resources for supporting your business, the Stratford Perth Centre for Business and our searchable business directory. You can also view business permits and licenses to learn about BizPaL and registering your business.
We are here to help you reach your business goals. We welcome you to contact us.