The Town has launched a new economic development site. This new site is aimed at emerging entrepreneurs, existing businesses and prospective investors in EG! The site features a new community profile, contact us module on every page and was designed to ensure businesses have access to the right information and resources they need to be successful in EG!

Advantage EG website Read the full Media Release

The Town of East Gwillimbury is a designated growth Municipality in Northern York Region, with a population expected to grow to 86,500 by 2031. Employment and job growth targets are based on an objective of 1 job for every 2 residents.

EG continues to develop strategic initiatives that promote additional new industrial and employment growth in the municipality in order to provide local job opportunities for East Gwillimbury’s highly skilled workforce and to decrease the tax burden on our residents by adding to the Town’s non-residential assessment. This economic growth will contribute to overall sustainability and the quality of life for the residents of our communities.

Business Advantage

East Gwillimbury’s Business Advantage Program is aimed at facilitating the business and investment growth that will contribute to a diverse and sustainable economy. Business Advantage is a commitment to concierge-style supports that help to expedite the approval of development applications for existing and new projects. Businesses and investors receive dedicated staff support in securing approvals, developing process timelines, and adding a higher level of certainty to your project's completion.

We understand the importance of timely approvals and certainty around necessary permits and regulations. The Business Advantage program aims to reduce barriers to and take the stress out of receiving regulatory approvals, securing important connections to stakeholders and communicating with the right agencies and Town departments.

Business Advantage offers help along the way to economic growth and economic gain for your business. Just contact our Economic Development Team to get started!

YSpace Entrepreneurship Hub 

The Town of East Gwillimbury and Town of Georgina are continuing a partnership with York University’s YSpace to deliver a two-year Business Incubator/Accelerator pilot project to support entrepreneurs and economic growth during the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Learn more about the YSpace Entrepreneurship Hub 

Business Bounce Back Program

Check out this new three-month program is designed to support businesses and individuals who are primarily but not exclusively, within the hospitality and tourism sector who require the entrepreneurial and digital skills needed to pivot their existing business or create a new venture.

Learn more about the Business Bounce Back Program