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    • Elgin County Progressive By Nature


    The Small Business Enterprise Centre is the result of a partnership between St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation, Elgin County, and the government of Ontario.

    St Thomas EDC


    To be competitive in today’s global markets, you have to be faster, stronger and better than the competition. In St. Thomas, we believe what goes for you has to go for government too. We need to be fast when finding answers for existing and prospective businesses. We need to be strong in support of business-friendly practices. We need to be better than an entire world of competition for your enterprise.

    So we will. We will be faster, stronger and better.

    County of Elgin


    Welcome to Elgin County! Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, the area offers visitors a delightfully unique mix of urban and rural experiences. Elgin boasts kilometres of stunning shoreline, picturesque towns and villages, a rich agricultural heritage, historic railway attractions, and high quality dining establishments that feature fresh produce and wine from our local orchards and vineyards. From vibrant streets of lively towns and villages to peaceful hiking trails, Elgin County has something for everyone!

    ONE – Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs


    The Small Business Enterprise Centre is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs. Have an Idea? Bring it to Life! Help for Ontario’s Entrepreneurs.


    St. Thomas-Elgin Ontario Works Department for the City of St. Thomas


    Ontario Works is a program that provides financial and employment assistance to people in financial need. In order to receive employment assistance you must first qualify for financial assistance. Eligible participants receiving assistance through Ontario Works engage in a wide range of employment assistance activities, in order to prepare, find and maintain employment.  Every person has the right to apply for assistance and to have an application taken.

    If you are in temporary financial need, Ontario Works can provide you with money and help you find a job.