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Business Development

The Township of Perth East welcomes opportunities to expand and broaden our local business community. The Township of Perth East is very fortunate to have a number of resources available for individuals desiring to expand or establish businesses.

Business Development resources within our community are provided through a few different agencies.

Perth County Economic Development Office

The Perth County Economic Development Office has been established on a county-wide basis to assist the business community in developing and expanding businesses within our local communities. The Perth County Economic Development Office has demonstrated that they have the expertise and almost any information you need, and in the cases they don't, they can help direct you where to get what you need.

The Perth County Economic Development Office staff are available in Stratford at the County offices as well as in Milverton at the Municipal Office. Please contact the Perth County Economic Development Office directly to schedule what works best for you. Click here for contact information.

Township Office

Additional information regarding Economic Development opportunities can be obtained through the Municipal office located in Milverton. Click here for contact information. Information regarding planning and zoning matters and permitted land uses should be directed to the Township Planner. Other inquires can be directed to the Township Chief Administrative Officer.

Community Futures Development Corporation

The Perth Community Futures (CFDC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization overseen by a board of local volunteers. It is staffed by professionals who encourage entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunities.

Through Industry Canada, the Government of Canada provides funding, advice and support to 61 Community Futures in Ontario.

The Perth Community Futures offers the following services:

Strategic community planning and socio-economic development

  • Support for community-based projects
  • Business services
  • Business Financing

We encourage those interested in establishing new business ventures to contact the CFDC directly to see what assistance may be available to them.

The CFDC has offices in Stratford and in Milverton. Click here for contact information.