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Greenstone Economic Development Corporation

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About the GEDC

Greenstone Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) is a community-based, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, representative of the communities within the Greenstone area, whose mission is:

“To foster and encourage the start-up and operation of successful enterprise in all economic sectors within the Greenstone Service Area.”

GEDC is part of the Community Futures Program in Northern Ontario administers by FedNor, which offers a wide variety of programs and services supporting community economic development and small business growth.

GEDC Services

Business Development

The GEDC Business Centre encourages and strengthens the growth of new and existing businesses in the Greenstone region through resources, knowledge and support.

Some of our no-cost services include:

  • Access to Capital
  • Business Workshops, Seminars and Training
  • Advisory/Counselling Services
  • Assess viability of Business ideas

The primary objective of GEDC financing is to invest in sound businesses that create and maintain sustainable employment in all economic sectors.

3-Tier Lending Program

The GEDC Business Centre 3-Tier Lending was developed to assist new and existing small to medium enterprises (SME) to finance start-up, expansion, purchase of assets or working capital.

  • Micro Loans $500 - $10,000
  • General Loans $10,001 - $150,000
  • Pool Loans $150,001 - $500,000

Community Development

The GEDC Business Centre pursues projects and activities based on community needs and priorities. We develop and maintain partnerships to support growth and sustainability of the region.

Some of our support services include:

  • On-line Business Directory
  • Growth Sector Development
  • Commercial/Industrial Property Listings
  • Partnership Collaboration
  • Community Outreach

Contact Information

GEDC Business Centre
P.O. Box- 1018
1409 Main Street
Geraldton, ON P0T 1M0
T: 807-854-2273
F: 807-854-2474
E: info@gedc.ca
www.GEDC.ca

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