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Invest Sault Ste. Marie

Municipal Programs

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

Economic Development Fund

The City of Sault Ste. Marie has at its discretion, an annual fund of $500 thousand available to spur various economic development activity within the city. For more details click here.

Community Improvement Plans

It provides a means of planning and financing development activities that effectively use, reuse and restore lands, buildings and infrastructure. Section 28 of the Planning Act and Section 365.1 of the Municipal Act allows municipalities to issue grants or loans, or provide property tax assistance to registered owners, assessed owners or tenants of lands within a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Project Area.

For more information on incentive and funding programs, contact John Febbraro, Director of Business Development, at 705-759-2546 or j.febbraro@ssmedc.ca.