GEDC celebrates 30th Anniversary during Business Week.

GEDC celebrated their 30th Anniversary during their annual Small Business week of October 15 – 19, 2018.  This year GEDC offered the Lunch n’ Learn workshop series “How to Start a Business” during the week to assist and guide entrepreneurs. The series is broken down into five parts:  Part I:  Developing the Idea, Part II:  Planning for Success, Part III / IV:  Financing for Small Business, and Part V:  Ready - Set - GO!  

Due to the success and feedback of the series, we are developing a new “How to Start Business” Booklet; this will be the fourth addition in the Booklet Series. Other titles are:  Starting a Not-for-profit Organization, Business Resource Guide, and Entrepreneurs’ Responsibilities. Copies are available at the GEDC office or online at

The week was concluded with a 30th Open house where the public could stop by and visit with staff, obtain a copy of our 30th booklet providing more information on recent projects and activities, enjoy a coffee and a 30th cupcake! In 30 Years we have disbursed $14,542,085 in business loans and provide 250-300 Counselling / Advisory Services annually.  We are actively involved in community development via partnerships, regional organization support, sector projects and activities.  Visit our website for more information and downloadable resources.

GEDC Business Centre is your 1st point of contact for all your business needs!  Contact us via email at or via telephone 807-854-2273.

November 2018