7 Reasons Why Start-Ups are moving to Windsor-Essex

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Why are more and more entrepreneurs heading to Windsor Essex?  It could be the fantastic culture which includes wineries, craft breweries, coffee roasters, museums, theatres or seeing the next batch of professional NHL hockey players who play for the Windsor Spitfires hockey club.

People are also learning of the affordable housing, excellent education system and some of the best waterfront, parks, and trails for biking and hiking all year round in this Canadian region of Ontario.

If you ask any true entrepreneur what they want to spend the majority of their time on, the usual answer is “working on their idea or concept.”  Windsor Essex has created an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to support business and here is your guide of who they are.

7 Resources to support entrepreneurs in Windsor-Essex

(in alphabetical order)

1.The Accelerator

An entrepreneurial ecosystem with co-working space specifically designed to help accelerate the growth of start-ups and emerging businesses. downtownaccelerator.com

2. Business Resource Centre of Essex County

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing business financing and counseling to entrepreneurs in rural Essex County. ec-businessresourcecentre.ca

3. EpiCentre/EpiGenesis

Located at the University of Windsor and St. Clair College campuses. Provides skills, tools and a network to entrepreneurs and professionals to launch and grow economic and social initiatives.  epicentreuwindsor.ca stclaircollege.ca/genesis

4. WEtech Alliance

A Regional Innovation Centre providing an extensive roster of programs, advisory services and training to clients in the technology and innovation sectors.  wetech-alliance.com

5. Windsor Essex Capital Angel Network

A not-for-profit organization focused on funding opportunities for early-stage businesses by community investors. weangelnetwork.com

6. WindsorEssex Small Business Centre

A one-stop source that provides professional advice, workshops, and seminars to entrepreneurs – from concept, through start-up and early growth stages of business. windsoressexsmallbusiness.com

7. Workforce WindsorEssex

Plans, facilitates, and advocates for regional workforce development to meet the current and future economic and social development needs of the Region. WE Map Jobs is their newest online tool to map job postings, transit and critical services. workforcewindsoressex.com

For more information on Windsor-Essex please visit the Economic Development YouTube channel found here or visit http://choosewindsoressex.com/

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