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See what businesses are providing physical distancing friendly products and services within our community, and #SupportLocal! Explore the #OrderFromHome movement.

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COVID-19: Support for Recovery 

Stay up to date on emerging government support programs relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. More on Business Supports

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Small Business

Looking for information on starting and growing a business? Connect with the Cambridge Business Centre.

News & Events

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Find the perfect site for your business

Economic Development staff can help you find the perfect site. We can offer detailed information on buildings and land and assist with all your business needs.

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COVID-19 Safe Ambassador Program

The COVID-19 Safe Ambassador program is a free service from the Greater Kitchener Waterloo and Cambridge Chambers of Commerce and the Region of Waterloo to help businesses operate safely.

In collaboration with NSF International, a global public health and safety organization, we are providing free education and one-on-one guidance to help small & medium sized businesses in Waterloo Region  to minimize COVID-19 risks.

When you participate in this program, an NSF-trained ambassador will visit your business for approximately 30-45 minutes. During their visit, the ambassador will ask a few questions, and  provide educational information and one-on-one consultations to help you better understand the COVID-19 risks and requirements based on the most recent provincial operating requirements. Ambassadors are employed by NSF International and are simply ready to help!

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You Gotta Shop Here WR

Discover your new favourite place to shop!  You Gotta Shop Here WR highlights some of the amazing options we have in Cambridge that give our community unique shopping experiences.

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Cambridge Financial Incentives

The City of Cambridge provides local property owners with financial support through various incentive programs. These programs help reduce costs of development projects and help with improvements to sites and buildings by providing financial assistance for:

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NEW!! Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) Funding

As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, AMIC is a new stream of the Regional Development Program (RDP). The two-year, $40 million program will support advanced manufacturing businesses to invest in the equipment, advanced technologies and skilled workforce needed to improve competitiveness and growth. As Ontario continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, AMIC will help to create and retain good jobs and address the need to restore the essential supply chains that will support economic recovery across the province.

Beginning today, eligible businesses can apply for the new program. Eligibility requirements include:

  • minimum of 10 employees
  • three or more years of financial statements, and
  • minimum of $500,000 in eligible project costs.

The first round of applications will be open until February 10, 2022.

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Now Live- EmployerOne Survey!

What is EmployerOne? It's an annual survey of local employers about their workforce needs in 2022!

  • It will be done online and is confidential
  • Conducted in the Western and Northern Ontario regions
  • Survey length varies depending on number of employees (15 to 30 minutes to complete
  • Has the ability to save and return to the survey at any point
  • Will run from January 2 through January 31, 2022

The EmployerOne survey provides the Workforce Planning board with the knowledge needed to serve the local labour market and help grow our communities.


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