The Town of Marathon is equipped with various resources for businesses and entrepreneurs looking to establish their operations in Marathon.
The Town of Marathon Economic Development Office is responsible for assisting business and industry to locate, relocate or expand operations in or around the Marathon area. The office provides detailed and current information to companies wanting to make informed decisions on important business issues such as site selection. Local and prospective businesses can take advantage of the Office’s resources and expertise to source the information and contacts necessary to succeed in today's competitive global economy.
The Marathon & District Chamber of Commerce is an active and progressive organization that provides a variety of services to the business community. It initiates and carries out a number of programs focused on enhancing the competitive nature of both large and small businesses located within Marathon and area. The Chamber of Commerce presents a strong voice to local governments on issues specific to business, as well as lobbying both senior levels of government to affect change and growth.
Marathon residents have direct access to the Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation. It is a Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) funded by Industry Canada (FedNor). Core activities include business counselling and information services as well as small and medium-sized business loans. The organization also participates in community development and job creation on a regional level.