Business Development

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In February 2024, the City won the Innovation in Community Resiliency – Urban Award for its Rapid Skills Micro-Credential Program – Skills Development Fund from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO). The Rapid Skills Micro-Credential Program was a partnership with Georgian College and the County of Simcoe.

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Invest Barrie

Invest Barrie brings together the Economic & Creative Development Department and the Small Business Centre to provide support and services to businesses, entrepreneurs, and the arts and culture community. We aim to make it easy for businesses of all sizes to connect to support; industry, cultural and community leaders are never more than a phone call or email away.   

The Small Business Centre

The Small Business Centre is committed to assisting aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages realize their dreams of becoming their own bosses by providing assistance and support to small businesses in both their start-up and early growth stages.