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Grow a Business

North Bay is strategically located just 3.5 hours' drive from major Ontario centres such as Toronto and Ottawa and a short distance to U.S. markets. Located at the crossroads of trans-continental highways, railways, air and fibre-optic routes, North Bay is well positioned to support your business. Our clean air, open spaces, short commutes, and affordable living allow you to grow your business while enjoying a balanced lifestyle. 

The City of North Bay's Economic Development Department is committed to helping companies grow and expand their operations in the community. The Department operates a Business Retention & Expansion program designed for companies who are interested in sharing insight into their industry and would like to collaborate with the City on developing opportunities. 

Whether you are innovating new products or services, expanding your footprint, or developing new export markets, the Economic Development Department is available to support your efforts. Engaging with our team may provide you with information about upcoming industry events, trade missions, local capabilities and the entrepreneurial eco-system.