The Town’s Economic Development Office supports new small business ventures and encourages entrepreneurs to explore new business ideas. The Ignace Economic Development Committee meets monthly and invites business owners and community volunteers to become involved in initiatives to help diversify the local economy.
Ignace has a small retail sector and a strong accommodations and food service sector that caters to travelers along the Trans Canada Highway. Ignace’s location on the Highway and the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway offer business advantages and access to major markets outside the region.
Many downtown businesses have outdoor murals, this one depicting the town’s historical connection to the railroad.
The Town has easy access to natural gas and electricity sources. Highway #599 begins in Ignace, leading north to Pickle Lake and transportation routes to remote regions of northern Ontario.
High Speed Internet keeps Ignace connected to the world beyond. The Town maintains its own website promoting its services to residents and the community’s activities to the world. An industrial business park was recently opened in Ignace to encourage light manufacturing industry to locate in Ignace.