SEED Co. - Stratford Economic Enterprise Development Corporation
Stratford City Council established the Stratford Economic Enterprise Development Corporation (SEED Co.) to operate as a governance board to provide oversight and ensure accountability. The Board is comprised of members of the private sector, municipal government and business and community stakeholders.
The key functions and responsibilities of SEED Co. include:
SEED Co. provides the City an alternative means through which to strategize, promote and attract business investment to Stratford.
When vacancies are available on the Board of Directors, notice will be given. To apply to serve on the Board of Directors when a vacant position becomes available, complete the application and attach a curriculum vitae (cv) in confidence to the City Clerk at the address on the application.
BizPaL - an online, one stop source for permits and licences information.
Industry Canada - fosters a competitive, knowledge-based economy by developing industry and technology capability; fostering scientific research; promoting investment and trade; and encouraging tourism and small business development.
Invest in Ontario - a program of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade that connects businesses with the people, products and ideas that make Ontario "Canada's Economic Powerhouse".
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment - offers programs and partnership opportunities to help business, industries and communities grow an innovative, sustainable and competitive Ontario economy.
South West Economic Alliance (SWEA) - industry, education and local governments from 15 county regions represent the Southwest Economic Alliance (SWEA) whose mandate is to develop a regional approach to issues such as investment marketing or infrastructure planning.
Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance (SOMA) - a regional partnership of seven municipalities with natural economic ties whose mandate is to attract foreign investment to their communities.
Stats Canada - produces population, resources, economy, society and culture statistics that help Canadians better understand their country.
Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce - a group of business people pooling their expertise to provide an attractive climate for free, competitive enterprise across local, regional, national and international business sectors. The Chamber's boundaries include Stratford, St. Marys, the Township of Perth East, the Township of Perth South and the Municipality of West Perth.
Stratford Tourism Alliance - a tourism website where you can plan a visit to Stratford; discover what to see and do; where to stay, dine or shop; view specials and packages; and learn about current events and festivals.
Stratford City Centre BIA - Stratford City Centre is Startford, Ontario's only Business Improvement Area (BIA).