Incentives & Programs

Sault Ste. Marie offers a wealth of competitive advantages designed to attract and retain new business. In addition to Government incentives in such areas as technology, innovation, training, site acquisition, infrastructure and manufacturing, new business ventures may also enjoy financial incentives, a low cost of doing business, efficient transportation, utility and other logistics. Updated zoning bylaws also improve local development and allow appropriate zoning to accommodate new businesses - just another way we're helping to diversify the local economy.

Invest Sault Ste. Marie has expertise in accessing the many government funding programs available to qualifying businesses for establishing, relocating or expanding operations.

One of its roles is to work with entrepreneurs and multi-national businesses to access the appropriate funding programs, which include:

The City of Sault Ste. Marie can also help businesses access a variety of unique community funding programs such as the Economic Development Fund (EDF), and Downtown Financial Incentive Program.

For more information on incentive and funding programs, contact our team at

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