Economic Development Division

The Economic Development division plays an important role with Port Colborne's business sector. The division assists companies and entrepreneurs with locating or expanding in the municipality. It also assists businesses in expanding their market base, identifying available properties, and in accessing research, development, and capital funding. Staff also acts as a liaison between the business community and government offices and departments.

For the tourism industry, the Economic Development division prepares the annual Port Colborne Visitor's Guide, and operates the Visitor Information Centre. The division also coordinates tourism marketing for the City, and acts as a liaison between the City and local tourism operations. Staff works to promote Port Colborne as a tourism destination and the City’s travel councillors help visitors plan their trips to Port Colborne to help make an unforgettable visit. The Humberstone Hall Visitor Information Center, located at 76 Main Street West (at the corner of Main Street West and Mellanby Avenue) is open year-round and can be reached at 1-888-PORT-FUN (1-888-767-8386).

Services offered by the Economic Development division include:
• Confidential Tours and Site Selection Analysis for Business Clients
• Statistical and Market Data on Port Colborne's Economy
• Manufacturing/Service Business Contacts
• Industrial Land and Building Space Listings
• Advice on Government Programs
• Referral service to other organizations and agencies

More information about the Economic Development division’s activities can be found under the Business and Visitors sections of this website.


Contact Information

For more information or further assistance, please contact:

Evan Acs
Economic Development Officer
City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne ON  L3K 3C8

Tel: 905-835-2900 ext 502
Fax: 905-835-2939
Email the Economic Development Officer