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Stratford's unique qualities have long attracted business to our world-renowned City, strategically located in the heart of Southern Ontario. Our "Stratford Advantage" has attracted, established and grown our wide range of industry which includes internationally renowned theatre, smart technologies, world leading educational institutions and global manufacturers - all businesses proud to invest here and call Stratford home.
Locating in Stratford offers business multiple advantages designed to build and grow their business. Opportunity and success live here.AVAILABLE LOTS
Starting a business is exciting and challenging. The Small Business Centre team offer advice and support to area entrepreneurs and youth.SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CENTREMy Main Street Accelerator Program
Our team serves the Stratford Business Community, providing information and support to help navigate Stratford's business landscape.LEARN MORE
World-leading digital infrastructure supporting smart technologies that advance community, industry and business innovation.
Stratford's advanced technical infrastructure of integrated broadband fibre and high-speed wifi platform provides internet connectivity throughout the City of Stratford.COMMUNITY PROFILE
Stratford's University of Waterloo campus, Conestoga College Campus and four other universities located within an hour drive, educate the community and attract skilled labour to our area.COMMUNITY PROFILE
Stratford is an international destination with a thriving cultural economy. The world famous Stratford Festival is one of Canada's leading tourist attractions generating $140M in economic activity, $65M in taxes and 3,000 in jobs.COMMUNITY PROFILE
Stratford's City Leadership has strategically invested in infrastructure and services that support innovation and economic growth that benefit both large and small business.COMMUNITY PROFILE
The Wright Business Park offers premium development ready lands at competitive rates. Businesses can access government funding programs, loans, tax incentives, and more.COMMUNITY PROFILE
The Stratford Tourism Alteration Transformation Project was made possible through the support of the Government of Canada and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Funds were provided to support businesses impacted by the COVID-19 related decline of Tourism in the City of Stratford. Grants ranged from $7,500 and $20,000 and were available to applicants whose businesses relied heavily on tourism activities and who met eligibility requirements. *Project Closed*
Stratford's ubiquitous WiFi, dark fibre backbone and leading edge DSRC and 5G capabilities, give its businesses a unique competitive advantage. As Ontario's official Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration Zone, Stratford is a real-world setting for autonomous technologies to be tested, validated and showcased in live scenarios in accordance with applicable laws and regulations using vehicle platforms such as city buses, fleet vehicles, and OEM vehicles.
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