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Regional Tourism Promotion

Our region is as much a meeting place today as it was in the time of the First Nations and Voyageurs. With access to Ontario’s oldest provincial park, hundreds of kilometers of multi-use trails, great dining and incredible waterways and provincial parks Mattawa Voyaguer Country will bring out the explorer in you.

Business Consultation

If you are looking to get your business off the ground, back on its feet or otherwise optimized? The MBEDC is ready to help you! We advise and provide information and referral to various agencies whose mandates are to serve business in their start-up and growth initiatives; who may have incentive programs available to individuals and businesses looking to start up, expand or relocate to the area. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

Economic Reports

We collect and share relevant reports that portray our region and influence the way in which we build our sense of community, shared prosperity and sustainable development. These reports may include those presented by Statistics Canada, The Labour Market Group, The Nipissing Parry Sound District Social Services Administration Board, Northern Ontario Heritage Foundation and others.

Business Support Activities

We applaud the hard work of business owners and non-profit organization administrators in the Mattawa-Bonfield region. To make their lives just a little easier, often, in partnership with others we offer business workshops. If you have an idea about a workshop that will benefit your sector or would like to participate in an upcoming workshop please contact us today.

Current Focuses

Regional Tourism Promotion

Our region is as much a meeting place today as it was in the time of the First Nations and Voyageurs. With access to Ontario’s oldest provincial park, hundreds of kilometers of multi-use trails, great dining and incredible waterways and provincial parks Mattawa Voyageur Country will bring out the explorer in you.

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The Véloroute Voyageur Cycling Route

The Véloroute Voyageur Cycling Route is Ontario’s next major cycling tourism experience spanning 380-km across Northeastern Ontario from the Ottawa Valley to Sudbury East. (see photo below) Following the path of the Voyageurs over 400 years ago along three heritage waterways and 200-km of the Trans Canada Trail, the vision is that the Voyageur Cycling Route will

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Lake Temiskaming Tour

The Lake Temiskaming Tour is a unique cross-border tourism initiative between Quebec and Ontario.  With a focus on promoting sites, attractions and events all around Lake Temiskaming, this tourism circuit is a trip without boundaries showcasing the region’s Francophone, Anglophone and Algonquin cultures. Led by The New Liskeard and Area Chamber of Commerce and funded by FedNor, a

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VMUTS

The Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System (VMUTS) located in Mattawan, just outside of Mattawa offers 300 kms of four season exploration opportunities to ATVers, motocross riders, snowmobilers and horseback riders.  To increase awareness of this local gem and to attract more visitors to the region, The Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development Corporation is working closely with the VMUTS

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Mattawa and Area Physician Recruitment

The Mattawa and Area Physician Recruitment project is a community-wide effort that includes the MBEDC, it’s five member municipalities, the Mattawa Hospital as well as the Mattawa Physician Group.  A committee of project partner representatives was formed to develop and flesh out a concept, to launch and manage the initiative.  A relocation incentive program, promotional guide and

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Mentoring for Entrepreneurs

Acting as a Relay Organization in the Mattawa-Bonfield region, MBEDC will work with RDÉE Ontario and community partners to initiate business mentoring awareness activities for all interested entrepreneurs offering them first-rate mentoring by experienced business people, thus giving them more opportunity to move forward to success and growth.

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What People Say About Us

The Central Almaguin Economic Development Association (CAEDA) is excited to work with the Mattawa Bonfield Economic Development Corporation on a First Impression Community Exchange (FICE), planned for summer 2017. Our respective areas are similar in population, geography, economic base, and tourism and we look forward to forging mutually-beneficial economic development alliances.

John Santarossa

( Economic Development Officer )

The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound is excited to be working with the Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development Corporation, reaching out to small businesses in the region through our partnership. The success of our workshop in Bonfield during Business Week 2016 is a clear indicator of the interest and we look forward to growing our presence in the community in 2017.

Denise Sherritt

( Manager )

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  • Phone Number 705.744.5677
  • GENERAL INFO edc@mbedc.ca
  • Office Hours Mon. - Fri. 8.00 - 16.00
  • Where We are 120 Chant Plein Lake Rd. Mattawa, ON P0H 1V0