Economic Development

The Economic Development Department assists existing businesses, prospective investors, and community partners with business and community development projects.

  • Site searches and tours;
  • Sale/lease of municipally-owned land;
  • Market analysis;
  • Public funding application assistance;
  • Financial structuring and related business attraction;
  • Business retention and expansion assistance;
  • Support for company export initiatives; and
  • Liaise with Provincial and Federal governments to support business and facilitate market development and trade opportunities.

Together with the Regional Small Business Enterprise Centre, the Economic Development Department provides additional guidance and support related to unique client needs.

General Contact Information

Economic Development Department
Corporation of the City of North Bay
200 McIntyre St. East
North Bay, ON Canada
P1B 8H8

Telephone: (705) 474-0400 
Toll Free: (800) 465-1882
Fax: (705) 474-4493


Erin Richmond
 Manager of Economic Development
 (705) 474-0400 x2527
Tanya Bedard
 Economic Development Officer
 (705) 474-0400 x2318
Vladimir Shehovtsov
 Business Development Officer
 (705) 474-0400 x2441
Annemarie Rhindress
 Administrative Assistant
 (705) 474-0400 x2417