Business Resources

Let us assist you. The Dryden Development Corporation offers professional counseling and provides resources to guide you through the start-up phase of your new venture. We also assist existing businesses with expansion, exporting, human resources, promotion and marketing.


Business Directories

Do you own or manage a business in the Dryden Area?  Add your business to this free online directory where visitors and patrons can find your business by various search methods such as keywords, access information on your hours of operation, social media channels, website and contact information.   ​​​

City of Dryden's Online Business Directory


Business Retention and Expansion

Click here for the 2-page
2014 BR+E Newsletter
Click here for the
2014 BR+E Final Report & Action Plan

Click here for the 2014 BR+E Regional Data Graphs
Click here for the
2014 BR+E Dryden-only
Click here for the 2014 BR+E Machin-only
Click here for the 2014 BR+E Ignace-only   

For more information, please contact or
or call at 807-223-2622.
Supporting the development and growth of local businesses is fundamental to achieving our objectives. Strategies such as business recruitment, strategic alliances and partnerships, entrepreneurship, workforce development, downtown revitalization, tourism development have been implemented as part of our overall economic development strategy.

We offer many services to assist existing businesses in the Greater Dryden Area such as:

•Market and economic indicator research
•Export information
•Service and product sourcing
•Site selection assistance
•Investment marketing and promotional programs
•Advice on government business assistance programs ​


Site Selection Services

The Dryden Development Corporation offers confidential services to assist businesses who want to expand or re-locate in the City of Dryden or surrounding area. The information provided to Clients may include; available land or buildings; local zoning information; demographic and labour information. The Dryden Development Corporation works with various Intermediaries such as MEDI or OMAFRA staff, site selectors, real estate brokers, lawyers, developers and architects in a confidential manner. Clients can be introduced to local realtors and businesses who can verify the business climate, land costs, local taxes and charges and lifestyle amenities.


Business Attraction

The Dryden Development Corporation has focused on the development of an internal and external marketing and business attraction program. We work to raise the awareness with realtors of the merits of doing business in Dryden. Such projects included; eSpace, the Community Profile, the Tourism Market Analysis, Economic Development Strategy and Implementation Plan.

For more information please download the
Ontario's North brochure


Service Excellence Workshops              Ontario Tourism Education Corp          
Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC) certified courses in Service Excellence, and Accessible Service Excellence are available in Dryden by a certified trainer.

Provide your staff or volunteers with the skills and techniques to ensure your customers and guests leave with a positive memory. Courses can be customized to suit your training needs. 

Please contact or visit
for more details.   For these and other business workshops please visit our
Business Calendar

Useful Links:

Business Development Bank of Canada
Northern Ontario Young Entrepreneur Program
Small Business Internship Program
Northwest Business Centre
Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre