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Economic Development and Business Services

COVID-19 Business Funding and Resources

Southwest Middlesex office is closed to the public to support COVID-19 social distancing to keep everyone safe.  We continue to work remotely to provide you with the services that you need.  During these challenging times we are making every effort possible to provide business and entrepreneurs with timely and accurate information from trusted sources.  Below you will find links to information that will help you to navigate through available government support programs - keep checking back for new information.

The Ontario government is allowing certain businesses and workplaces to reopen starting May 4, 2020 as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Those permitted to start up include seasonal businesses and some essential construction projects - details can be found through the link below for the Provincial website.

  • Invest in Middlesex - Business Resources and Support document
  • Invest in Middlesex - Phase Two Survey re: COVID-19 Effect on Local Businesses
  • Direct link to Government of Canada webpage for Employers and Employees affected by COVID-19
  • Support for individuals and businesses in Canada - Announced April 1, 2020, the Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak - details can be found on the Government of Canada website. 
  • SWM COVID-19 News Releases available on COVID19 News Support Information page

2019 Municipality of Southwest Middlesex Economic Development Strategy

 

The Municipality of Southwest Middlesex has approved a new Economic Development Strategy with the goal to further strengthen and diversify the local economy.  The document may be viewed through the link below:

Southwest Middlesex Economic Development Strategy approved December 4, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Bellchamber-Glazier, CAO at 519-287-2015 ext 109 or cao@southwestmiddlesex.ca


Economic Development and Business Services

 

The Southwest Middlesex Economic Development Committee is working on a strategy to build our economic stability and growth through cooperative efforts and new opportunities.

We invite you to visit the County of Middlesex economic development initiative Invest in Middlesex that contains countywide information on all things business including various events and educational opportunities for business owners, available vacant land and buildings as well as general business support information.

Southwest Middlesex is committed to pursuing opportunities throughout the entire community. Our existing businesses and their futures are of extreme importance to Southwest Middlesex. We are interested in new ventures and look forward to attracting growing and innovative businesses to Southwest Middlesex.  For business owners interested in opportunities available for their specific needs, you will find a link below to The Business Help Centre (CFDC) who have excellent resources to share.

Copyright 2017 Municipality of Southwest Middlesex