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 and financial structuring assistance;
  • Film/TV Division administration;
  • Business retention and expansion assistance;
  • Export initiatives support; and
  • Liaise with Federal and Provincial governments to support business and facilitate market development and trade opportunities.

Together with The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound, the Economic Development Department provides additional guidance and support related to unique client needs. The additional supports available from The Business Centre include:

  • One-on-one consultations
  • Business Plan Development
  • Information on Funding Opportunities
  • Assistance with Market Research
  • Professional Advisor Referrals
  • Business Development Programs and Training
  • Business Related Events and Networking Opportunities

For more information on these additional services visit The Business Centre Website, email, or call 705-474-0400 ext.2302.

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
Annemarie Rhindress
 Administrative Assistant
 (705) 474-0400 x2417
Leslie Burn
 Economic Development Officer
 705-474-0400 ext. 2431
John McClelland
 Economic Development Officer
 705-474-0400 x2441
Fran Hanover
 Economic Development Officer
 705-474-0400 x 2424