Economic Development

Situated in the heart of the Kawarthas, the Township of Selwyn is a vibrant community, which maintains a sustainable balance between community, environment, and development.

The Township of Selwyn's mandate is to foster, promote and support economic development initiatives and to create a solid foundation for building a better community, with priorities for the local economy including:

  • Sustained agriculture and aggregate activity;
  • Growth of tourism into a four-season sector;
  • Support for home based businesses;
  • Growth of the telecommunications, research and technology sector;
  • Maintenance of the community's high quality of life.

We invite you to take closer look at our community as a potential location to establish and grow your business. 

For help starting or improving your business, or for any more information, please contact our Economic Development Coordinator.

Start Your Business

Are you looking to start a business? We can help connect you with the support you need on how to open a business in Selwyn Township. Whether you're looking for available properties, or business resources, we've got you covered.

The Peterborough and the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre (BAC) is often an entrepreneur's first point of contact with the business support community. The BAC can help your business venture succeed with one-on-one advisory meetings to discuss your challenges, free workshops, networking events, meeting space rentals, and more business resources.

They provide confidential and complimentary support services for clients in the City and County of Peterborough.

  • Knowledgeable team helps people of every age at every stage of starting, growing, or acquiring a business.
  • Services, consultations, tools, and resources are offered free of charge in order to help startups and small businesses succeed.
  • In addition to one-on-one consultations they also offer program workshops and webinars, e-Learning, and services that assist in starting a business or growing a business.

Business Advisory Centre

Google Business Profile

List your business on Google with a free Business Profile (formerly Google My Business). Turn people who find you on Google Search and Maps into new customers with a free Business Profile for your storefront or service area. Personalize your profile with photos, offers, posts, and more.

Google Business Profile

To help set up a Google Business profile for your business, below is a video tutorial with step by step instructions. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have a fully set up Google Business profile to help your business stand out online and be found in google search results and google maps. Learn how to:

  • Create a Google account (if you don't already have one)
  • Claim your business on Google
  • Verify your business on Google
  • Tips for optimizing your Google Business Profile for the best results

Community Improvement Plan

Explore our Community Improvement Plan (CIP) and find out about available grants and incentives that can help your business grow and flourish in Selwyn Township. 

Utilizing incentives under our Community Improvement Plan can assist you in strategically generating more customers to your business and help you offset the costs.

Community Improvement Plan

Selwyn Township Business Newsletter - Sign Up!

Please sign up below to receive information for businesses in Selwyn Township by email. It will help us to build and establish better communications with our retail, hospitality, entrepreneurs, artisans, trades and other owners and operators. 

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Can we help you?

Still have questions or would like to talk to someone about your business idea? Please contact Selwyn Township's Economic Development Coordinator by email or by phone (705) 292-9507, extension 239, or toll free at 1 (877) 213-7419

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