Our Services

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IDEA Mississauga, including the Mississauga Economic Development Office (EDO) provides information and services to help your business grow and prosper in Mississauga. Whether you’re starting, expanding, consolidating or relocating your company, you can rely on our team of professionals to help make your decisions easier, faster and more effective. We understand that each situation may be unique – the services we provide can be tailored to your specific needs.

In order to best assist you, we’ve organized our services into 3 categories, start-up, grow and locate. Please scroll down to the category that best applies to your current situation.

Start-up:

Are you starting a business in Mississauga? The Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC) is your central source for small business information, resources, programs and guidance to help you start a new business or take your existing business to the next level.

Business Information & Guidance

Speak to our team of small business experts to assist and guide through your small business and scale-up questions and concerns.

Business Seminars, Webinars & Workshops

We offer in-person and online learning opportunities and sessions to provide insights and skill development for your business.

Training & Mentorship Programs

We offer and connect you to programs and resources in various areas including starting, growing or expanding your business.

Young Entrepreneur Programs

We offer training and mentorship programs for young entrepreneurs such as Starter Company PLUS, Summer Company and more.

IDEA Programs, Resources & Funding

We provide you access to the IDEA community and introduce you to organization programs, resources and networking opportunities to help you start and grow your business.

Data, Tools & Information

We provide you access to thousands of data sets on various topics including demographics, housing, market conditions, census, growth forecasts, historical reports and more.

Grow:

As part of the Mississauga business community, our team offers a variety of support services that will facilitate business growth and success.

Scale-Up Program

We offer a 4-month program that supports innovative and inclusive companies to grow and overcome barriers. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars that address common challenges faced by scaling companies.

B2B Connections

We connect your business to companies to support your supply chains needs. We provide introductions to industry organizations and networking opportunities so your business can find clients that are looking for your products and services.

Talent Acquisition

We will connect your business to training institutions, recruitment firms and government agencies that will support your search to find the best talent.

Government Funding & Programs

We offer guidance and support related to relevant government funding and programs available to help businesses establish and grow.

Productivity and Continuous Improvement

As companies are looking to do more with less and improve their margins, we provide customized continuous improvement opportunities and training to assist businesses increase efficiencies and extract value from the production process.

Export Market Development

With our partners including Government of Canada Trade Commissioners and export-focused organizations, we assist in finding new market opportunities for your company.

Sector Councils

Your voice is important and that is why we established sector councils for our key sectors (life sciences & advanced manufacturing). This group of local industry leaders serve as ambassadors and advisors for the City of Mississauga. Their collective voice that represents a common vision for the sector and provides input on our path forward.

Workforce Development

Building a sustainable workforce for our businesses is critical to their success and to maintaining our Region’s global competitiveness. Our office leads from the front by connecting key stakeholders to discuss and advocate for solutions including the development of new programs and co-operative education opportunities to address workforce development challenges.

Promotional Support

Are you announcing the opening of a new facility? Do you have an event that you would like to promote? Let us help you spread the word through our social media channels, website and more formal announcements.

Cluster Building Events

A high degree of connectivity amongst key stakeholders is essential to a high performing ecosystem. Our office supports the creation of new linkages between public, private and government stakeholders through informal and formal programs and networking events.

Innovation and Tech Adoption

We work with your company and our partners to provide opportunities and funding for the successful onboarding and integration of new technologies into your business.

Issue Resolution

Do you have a problem you need help solving? We can help! Whether you are having trouble navigating the municipal building permit process or need to discuss transit-related items, our office is your one-stop shop to help resolve outstanding city-related or other matters.

Locate:

If your business is looking to make a location decision, our Economic Development Office offers a variety of support services that will ensure the process is fast, informed and without issue.

Invest in Mississauga

The Mississauga Economic Development Office has a second website to showcase the many advantages the city has to offer including infrastructure, talent and workforce, quality of life, cost of doing business, market access and more!

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