SMART COMMUNITIES BY INVESTING IN SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
IN ELGIN COUNTY
are proud to be Elgin’s Community Futures Development Corporation
(CFDC). CFDCs support community economic development across Canada
by assisting rural communities to strengthen and diversify their
are establishing Elgin
County as one of Ontario’s premier locations for rural
RE-LOCATION and EXPANSION
can facilitate your start-up, relocation, restructuring or expansion
plans in Elgin County. You can access capital
and knowledge of the local marketplace through our professional
staff. Contact our economic development officers
or business consultants to discuss your plans.
CFDC’s community development objectives are:
to facilitate community strategic planning for all of Elgin
to promote growth in economic sectors such as tourism, business
to encourage cooperative marketing with Elgin County and its
lower tier municipalities
to encourage communication, cooperation and coordination between
and among groups, agencies and governments
to promote policies that help create employment and business
to assist in the development and needs of economic sectors
to enhance community identities and image.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
our partners in economic development, we are transforming our
regional economy. We promote active collaboration between Elgin
County municipalities and federal and provincial governments and
local economic development agencies to ensure our communities'
growth strategies are realized.
initiate and provide direct investment into planning and economic
development projects designed to stimulate economic growth in
office is located on the corner of South Edgeware Road and Burwell
Road in St. Thomas, ON Canada.
- Thursday: 8:30 - 4:30
Friday: 8:30 - 4:00
As a subsidiary of Elgin Community Futures Development Corporation
(ECFDC) elginconnects consists of a large number
of stakeholders representing a wide variety of community sectors
throughout the County of Elgin and the City of St. Thomas.
Responding to a critical need for greater information and communication
technology in St. Thomas and Elgin, elginconnects
has undertaken the development of a comprehensive telecommunications
infrastructure including the establishment of a new web portal
or “one-door” information and services centre, broadband
access and affordable high-speed internet to all residents. Through
innovative partnering between public and private organizations
and groups across the county, elginconnects is
an electronic infrastructure project and is leading the way toward
greater economic growth, increased business opportunities, unlimited
access to regional, provincial, federal and global services and
information and will provide a wealth of residential services
With this initiative elginconnects is dedicated
to linking and enhancing local governments, education, health
and social services, libraries, tourism, the agricultural sector,
business and industry.
This new smart
community infrastructure and service will connect our communities
to each other and to information and resources from around the