Town of east Gwillimbury

Economic Development Projects

Economic Development
Successful economic development in East Gwillimbury means we’ve thought of everything
Advantage EG is here to help your business get up and running in East Gwillimbury, and that means we focus on planning on multiple fronts to create an ideal business climate. 

The Town of East Gwillimbury is considered one of Ontario’s designated urban growth centres, within the provincial growth plan. With over $1 Billion of Infrastructure Investment currently underway, the Town’s population is expected to grow by 400% over the next 17 years.

With new and innovative economic development plans in place, East Gwillimbury’s future looks brighter than ever before. Whether you are a small, medium, or large business owner looking to expand, or you are looking to re-locate your operations to the East Gwillimbury area, there has never been a better time to join this incredible, transformative community.

The Town of East Gwillimbury’s current economic development plans include:

Investment Attraction Strategy – Cleantech 
The Town of East Gwillimbury’s Economic Development Branch has partnered with South Lake Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, and the Region of York, to develop an investment attraction project, designed to draw Cleantech sector businesses to the Town of East Gwillimbury.
Go Cleantech!

Downtown Revitalization 
To keep up with the Town of East Gwillimbury’s growth, the Town will also be working to revitalize the appearance and culture of its downtown cores. As a hotspot for both tourists and residents, East Gwillimbury’s downtown spaces require maintenance and attention to preserve their warm and appealing welcome, encouraging everyone to stay, explore, and return. 
Downtown Revitalization

Post-Secondary Attraction 
Our long-term plan envisions the establishment of a post-secondary institution at the heart of our vibrant urban centre. With a variety of land options available and the support of the Town of East Gwillimbury and Advantage EG, a college or university settling here will have the opportunity to be an iconic presence in our Town and an important part of the community.
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Broadband Initiative 
Business truly moves faster every day, which is why East Gwillimbury understands the importance of providing high-capacity, affordable bandwidth to existing residents and businesses. It’s also key to attracting new investment and job growth - particularly in the knowledge economy.  
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Business First Program 
We know EG. And we’re here to help you get to know EG so that you can establish your business here as efficiently as possible. The Business First program knows that the regulatory regime around approvals, permits, and regulations can be complicated. Our staff is dedicated to business owners and investors, helping you to secure necessary approvals and to offer some certainty to timing and project completion. 
Put Your Business First

There’s more to know about EG beyond our economic development plans. Access information on our community statistics, infrastructure and expenses, and what it’s like to live in EG. We’ve got all the information you need to make an informed decision about doing business here with us.