Wasaga Beach is Open For Business!
Join one of Canada's fastest growing communities on the world's longest freshwater beach.
There are many opportunities for new businesses to serve our 20,000 + full time residents and 9,000 seasonal residents.
Our outstanding growth, combined with the more than two million tourists who visit Wasaga Beach each year, generates tremendous potential for every type of business.
If you are thinking of starting a business in Wasaga Beach or have any questions the Economic Development Office is here to help.
There are a number of programs and services available to assist with business start-up and growth.
Town of Wasaga Beach Economic Development Office
Promoting economic development and growth, we work with the public and private sector to promote economic development. The Economic Development Office is your resource for information about business and tourism in Wasaga Beach. Website
Centre For Business and Economic Development
A Federally funded program providing loans to new and existing small businesses. Providing support for community economic development. Website
South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre
The focus of the Small Business Enterprise Centre is to provide support to start-up and existing small business enterprises during their development, retention and operation. Website
Digital Main Street
Digital Main Street provides: One-on-one assistance through the Digital Service Squad program to provide your business with free digital transformation consulting and support. Website. Video.
Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce
Behind every forward-moving community, there is an organization of dedicated, energetic and vision driven men & women. The Chamber provides opportunities to promote your business through networking, advertising, seminars, trade shows, and more. Website
Wasaga Beach Women’s Business Association (WBWBA)
A large group of like-minded and professional female entrepreneurs. Membership meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month and are held at Country Life Resort from 5:30 – 8pm. Enjoy an evening of delicious dinner, laughter, support and skill building with these positive focused group of business women. Website
Simcoe County Economic Development Office
The Simcoe County Economic Development Office is responsible for the attraction, retention, and expansion of businesses and business opportunities within Simcoe County. Website
Ontario Small Business Access Centre
The Ontario Small Business Access Centre has resources for small business owners including funding opportunities, business advice and information about growing your business. Website
The BizGrid is an interactive online directory designed to help entrepreneurs access the resources and assistance they need in South Georgian Bay. They also have a physical infographic for quick reference. Website
Financial Services within the Community
There are a number of financial services available in the Town of Wasaga Beach including TD/Canada Trust, RBC and Scotia Bank. There also a number of financial planning consultants, financing consultants, certified professional accountants and bookkeeping services.
Business Resources for Tourism Operators
There are unique opportunities and partnerships available for tourism operators in Wasaga Beach that will allow you to grow your audience, participate in local routes, guides and itineraries.
Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7)
RTO7 provides regional leadership and coordination to help build and support competitive and sustainable tourism. They help ensure that our region is better able to attract visitors, generate more economic activity and create more jobs. They offer free tourism-related data and training. Website. Consumer Website.
Tourism Simcoe County
Tourism Simcoe County provides county-wide leadership and coordination to help build and support competitive and sustainable tourism. They offer free tourism-related data and training, and drive experience development across the community. Website
South Georgian Bay Tourism (SGBT)
SGBT, formerly know as the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association is an In-Destination Education Organization (iDEO) which welcomes and introduces visitors to South Georgian Bay - Ontario's Four Season Playground. Website