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Doing Business

With a strategic location, a skilled workforce and market access to over 100 million customers within a one day drive, the Greenstone region has significant strengths for doing business.

Target sectors for business development and expansion in Greenstone are:

  • Mining/Mineral Exploration 
  • Value-Added Forestry 
  • Renewable Energy 
  • Training 
  • Education 

Greenstone offers every modern convenience that companies and entrepreneurs need to do business globally, including:

  • World-class telecommunications services
  • 2 local airports (Geraldton and Nakina) and Thunder Bay International Airport
  • Mature road networks and regional highways.
  • Bus and rail services
  • Available commercial real estate
  • Abundant land for building or development
  • Public-private partnership opportunities

Two active Chambers of Commerce (Geraldton and Longlac) provide focal points for local business owners who require additional information or services.

Funding Opportunities:

Greenstone has access to capital and other incentives to encourage investment and job creation in the area. We are committed to helping prospective employers secure public funding.

FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP) promotes economic growth throughout a large and diverse geographic area including Greenstone.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) purpose is to work with northern entrepreneurs and businesses to foster private sector job creation while supporting critical infrastructure and community development projects that build a foundation for future economic growth and enhanced quality of life.

Human Resources and Social Development (HRDC) is a Federal Ministry that has plenty of program capital that might offset training and labour development costs associated with creating new employment in Greenstone.

Learn more about doing business in Greenstone at the Greenstone Municipal Economic Development portal.

For more infornation on the Greenstone business climate, please contact our Economic Development Officer, at 807-854-1100 ext 2033 or at Additional information can also be found at the Greenstone Municipal Economic Development portal.

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