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A New Economic Development Strategy for the City of St. Catharines

A New Economic Development Strategy for the City of St. Catharines

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The St. Catharines Economic Development and Tourism Department is developing a new economic development strategy in consultation with the local business community and community stakeholders.

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We Want to See Downtown St. Catharines Through Your Lens!

We Want to See Downtown St. Catharines Through Your Lens!

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With summer in full swing, the folks at InvestInSTC.ca want to give you the opportunity to share your perspective of Downtown St.Catharines and get a shot at winning some #OurHomeSTC swag!

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We Used to Make Windows

We Used to Make Windows

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Businesses that are built to last are constantly in a state of transition. Markets change and businesses must adapt with them. Tradewood Windows & Doors, a company with a small local profile had been through several transitions and emerged as one of the most interesting manufacturing stories in St. Catharines.

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Starting a New Business? We can help.

Starting a New Business? We can help.

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Guest Writer: Eskeila Guerra
In the heart of downtown St. Catharines, entrepreneurs and self-starters can find advice, support and information as they embark on the path of entrepreneurship. The St. Catharines Enterprise Centre (SCEC) is the first stop for new or existing business owners in the Niagara Region.

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Why Cowork Niagara Loves Downtown St. Catharines

Why Cowork Niagara Loves Downtown St. Catharines

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Guest Writer: Trevor Twining, Chair of Cowork Niagara
Cowork Niagara’s first location is in Downtown St. Catharines. Over the past two years we’ve had the pleasure of watching the Garden City’s downtown blossom into a thriving space filled with all sorts of options for entertainment, dining, and business. We bring more than $3.5 million of economic impact into the downtown.

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Adversity, Meet Pivot

Adversity, Meet Pivot

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READING TIME: 4 MINUTES
What do you do when your largest customer, 65% of your business, closes its doors for good? How do you save the jobs, the work you take pride in, and the legacy your company has built? These questions and many others confronted Ed Baldassi with the closing of the GM plant on Ontario Street.

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We're Gonna Need More Beer...

We're Gonna Need More Beer...

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Craft beer has a home in downtown St. Catharines. Several downtown locations have craft beer offerings in line with the recent market moves to more craft product, but one has been ‘doing it since 99’. The Merchant Ale House or “The Merch” to many, were pioneers. John Tiffin, James Vanderzanden and Iain Watson opened their doors in 1999 and have stuck to their ‘we sell what we make’ mantra ever since.

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A Niagara Landmark Hits the Water

A Niagara Landmark Hits the Water

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READING TIME: 5 MINUTES
This summer Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours, a longstanding local adventure tourism and entertainment company in Niagara, launched the first commercial passenger vessel manufactured in Niagara in over 50 years. Designed and built in partnership with Hingston Metal Fabricators, the Niagara Sunset Queen first began production in October 2011. The two companies have worked together for years with Hingston supplying small fabricating and marine maintenance.

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A St. Catharines Comeback Story

A St. Catharines Comeback Story

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Everyone loves a comeback story. Long odds, last second wins and David and Goliath stories never go out of style. For Maplecraft Doors, a longstanding St. Catharines company, that was their reality in 2013. The signs had been there for some time, but that year the axe had finally fallen. They were in receivership and 50+ employees faced the prospect of searching for new jobs. Two employees of the company had other ideas, however.

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We're Launching a Blog

We're Launching a Blog

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If you’ve ever driven by companies in our city and wondered to yourself, “What do they do?” or wanted to hear about the interesting things made here or just great company stories, then we have a new blog for you!

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