Peterborough Economic Development is a non-profit corporation, without share capital, governed by a Board of Directors under the Corporations Act of Ontario. Our corporation is responsible for the delivery of economic development and tourism services on behalf of the City of Peterborough and County of Peterborough, representing the interests of the Peterborough region as a whole.

Funded through a four-year renewable Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City and County of Peterborough, the current mandate is in place through 2016. While core funding comes from the City and County, we actively seek supplemental funding from granting agencies, sponsorships, partnerships, and other sources.

Economic Development is a community wide undertaking, and we play a leadership and strategic role in developing the economic capacity of the Peterborough region. It is our task to serve visitors, promote tourism and encourage businesses to stay, expand and invest in the City and County of Peterborough.

The region that we serve includes the City of Peterborough and the County of Peterborough within Ontario, Canada. Good economic development practices appreciate that while our work is local; we also understand that companies know no borders. Broader, regional work is sometimes undertaken when it can positively impact the Peterborough region.

Our Team

We have a team of dynamic professionals that offer economic expertise that identifies growth opportunities, provides services to existing ventures, and attracts new companies and visitors by sharing the region’s competitive advantages. Leaders in Peterborough’s business community sit on our Board of Directors, and oversee our corporation. Learn More

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Our Services

Our friendly and skilled team provide a variety of confidential, complementary support services and programs for anyone looking to learn more about the Peterborough region. This includes companies or individuals interested in visiting, locating, growing or starting a business in the region. Learn More

Economic Growth Strategy

Our focus is on retention, expansion and attraction of business investment. We lead Peterborough’s economic growth by attracting the talent, innovation and investments that create desirable jobs and an irresistible place to live and visit. Learn More

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Our focus is on retention, expansion and attraction of business investment. The desired outcome of this investment is the creation of quality, well-paying, sustainable jobs. We publicly report metrics on a quarterly schedule, as agreed upon with our stakeholders. Check quarterly to see how we are performing. Learn More

Community Partners

We’re not in this alone, economic development is a community effort. Meet the companies and organizations we work closely with to make Peterborough an irresistible place to live, work, invest and visit. Learn More

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