Starting or Expanding Your Business

For those looking to start a small business or relocate an existing company to ensure it is positioned for continued growth, the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc offers competitive land values and tax rates, incentive programs, and a convenient location providing easy access to Highway 402 and close proximity to London, Sarnia, and US markets.

The community is proud of the close working relationship between the municipality, the local Chamber of Commerce, and the downtown Business Improvement Area that has resulted in successful business development.  Please view the links below for the primary business development contacts for these organizations and additional information and resources related to starting a new business in Strathroy-Caradoc.

 Business Development Contacts

The following primary contacts provide business owners with direct contacts to individuals that can assist with the process of establishing a business in Strathroy-Caradoc, and direct you to the resources needed to ensure success:

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Jennifer Huff, Director of Building & Planning, 52 Frank Street, Strathroy, ON N7G 2R4

519-245-1105 ext. 250

E-mail Jennifer

Heather Lalonde, Development Commissioner, 52 Frank Street, Strathroy, ON  N7G 2R4

519-245-1105 ext.239

E-mail Heather

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Shaun McGill, Executive Director, 67 Front Street West, Strathroy, ON N7G 2R8



 Business Development Resources

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Community Futures Middlesex is a community based non-profit organization which is staffed by savvy business professionals who seek to encourage entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunities.  Entrepreneurs and small business owners who are looking for grants or loans to start or expand a business, the Middlesex CFDC is an excellent resource.

Todd Copeland, General Manager, 13187 Ilderton Road, Ilderton, ON N0M 2A0

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The Small Business Centre is a not-for-profit organization that provides entrepreneurs with training and support necessary to start and grow successful businesses.  The Centre is a one-stop source for information, guidance and professional advice on starting and running a successful business.

Steve Pellarin, Executive Director, 379 Dundas Street, London, ON N6B 1V5

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Community Employment Choices supports businesses and job seekers in meeting the labour market needs of Middlesex County, including Strathroy-Caradoc.  Supports such as job training information, career planning, job searching, job placement opportunities and incentives as well as referrals to other community resources are all part of the services CEC provides.  For businesses looking to expand and need assistance with recruitment and potential funding of new employees, the CEC is a great resource.

Michele Sands, Job Developer/Business Advisor, 16B Second Street, Strathroy, ON N7G 3H8
519-245-4500 Ext. 205

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The South Central Ontario Region is a regional partnership geared to providing planning and coordination for regional issues, implement regional economic development priorities, identify funding sources and to partner with other levels of government and act as a regional catalyst for investment.

Kimberly Earls, Executive Director, 4 Elm Street, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 0C4

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The Western Ontario Wardens Caucus is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to enhance the prosperity and overall wellbeing of rural and small urban communities.  The WOWC advocates for key items such as infrastructure, transportation, long term care and broadband.

Kate Burns-Gallagher, Executive Director

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The Work in Middlesex initiative is another great resource for employers looking to start a business within Strathroy-Caradoc or hire more employees locally or from surrounding regions.

For information on funding opportunities and resources available to your business, please contact the Municipality.