Over one million people live within one hour of Chatham-Kent's borders and there are many resources available to help our local businesses succeed: Chatham-Kent is a great location for business.
Why start a business in Chatham-Kent?
There are many factors that make our community an ideal location to build a thriving business, including:
- Low business start-up costs
- A variety of lucrative business opportunities
- Close proximity to several U.S. trade routes
- Close proximity to large Canadian urban centres (one hour to Windsor and London, three hours to Toronto)
Whether you plan to start a new business or expand an existing business to Chatham-Kent, we offer many resources to help you succeed.
Starting or Expanding Your Business
Visit our Business Help & Resources page for information about financial incentives, networking, receiving business advice, and business support resources.
If you require financial resources or guidance for your business we recommend connecting with:
Economic Development Services
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Chatham-Kent’s Economic Development Services (EDS) mandate is to promote Chatham-Kent as a location for business, industry and tourism destinations and strengthen local economies and business infrastructure.
EDS is happy to provide you with free consultations and help you and your business team in the following areas:
- Business Attraction
- Business Development
- Entrepreneurial Services
- Agricultural Services
- Service/Commercial Services
- Tourism Development
The Chatham-Kent Small Business Centre provides help to start-up small enterprises. This support is available for the first five years of the business. Services include help with business planning, market research, and financial information.