Economic Development and Tourism News

A snapshot of Georgina's economy and initiative highlights in 2023

Georgina is currently undergoing transformative and positive changes as its population and employment base grow. The annual Year in Review is a snapshot of the progress made to diversify Georgina's economy. In the 2023 review, you'll find economic statistics, investment attraction initiatives, small business support and tourism development highlights, and more.

View the 2023 Year in Review

Digital Service Squad launches to help businesses enhance their digital presence

Local businesses in Georgina can receive valuable assistance with the introduction of the Digital Main Street program, a collaborative effort between the Town of Georgina and the Town of East Gwillimbury. Business owners can now receive complimentary support from a trained digital technology specialist, gain access to training modules for enhancing technical skills and receive guidance in developing a Digital Transformation Plan.

Open to all local businesses, the Digital Service Squad offers support for basic website setup, Google Business Profiles, Google 360 photos, digital storefront setup with e-commerce, social media content creation and enhancement, and more. To qualify for the program, businesses must meet specific criteria, including having a permanent brick-and-mortar location in Ontario and being registered in Ontario and/or incorporated. Spots are limited, so if you are a business interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, act now!

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Meet with staff for business support and to share insights

Do you want to learn about opportunities and support that can help your business grow at no cost? Schedule a meeting with our Economic Development and Tourism Staff. During the meeting, we will listen to your needs, provide support and gather insights that will inform economic development initiatives.

Learn more and request a meeting

Culinary event continues to grow and support dining establishments

Taste of Georgina, now in its fourth year, is running from Feb. 23 to March 7, during a traditionally slower time of year for restaurants. The event has grown beyond the 12 restaurants that participated last year, which shows the impact the event is making and how it is supporting businesses through collaborative marketing.


In 2023, more than $25,000 in revenue was made from 700 Taste of

Georgina meals! The impact goes beyond the number of meals sold – even if

eventgoers did not purchase a meal, they were intrigued to come in and

experience a new business and potentially return. Learn more about the event

and view the menus online at

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Entrepreneurship program for students now accepting applications

Applications for the Summer Company Program 2024 are now open. Students aged 15-29 who live in York Region can get training, mentoring and a grant of up to $3,000 to start their own business. Spots are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so get your application in!

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Funding Opportunities

Featured funding opportunities

York Region Tourism Fund

Registered charitable organizations and non-profit/not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funds of up to $5,000.00 per project to support community-based tourism events. Funds for each project will be allocated for a term from January 2024 to Dec. 31, 2024. Learn more.

My Main Street Community Business Sustainability Program

The Business Sustainability stream will provide up to $6.5 million of non-repayable contributions up to $20,000 in direct-to-business funding to support productivity enhancements for brick-and-mortar businesses located on main streets across southern Ontario. Applications close on March 31, 2024. Learn more.

Business Benefits Finder

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a business or a not-for-profit organization, this tool can help you find grants, partnerships and support currently available to help you grow.

Explore the interactive online tool

Investment opportunities

Keswick Business Park

The Town of Georgina’s business park lands offer one of the most extensive footprints for business development in the Greater Toronto Area. More than 300,000 sq. ft. is currently available for lease. Learn more.

Featured businesses and properties for sale

Are you looking for the perfect site to start or expand your business? We can help you find a location that will meet your needs and is zoned for your business.

129 High St.,



944 Lake Dr. E.,

Jackson's Point


920 Lake Dr. E.,

Jackson's Point


See full map of "For Sale" listings of Commercial and Industrial Properties.

Disclaimer: Listings are provided to the Town from brokers, real estate agents, and various real estate websites. The Town of Georgina assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information shown, and does not make any representation, warranties or guarantees of any kind in relation to the listings in this e-newsletter or the properties described therein. Please contact the real estate agent or other contact person identified on the listing to verify all information.


Digital Skills for Business - How to create a marketing strategy

Join a virtual workshop on Wednesday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn how to create a marketing strategy for your business. This session is ideal for business owners and entrepreneurs who are seeking to develop or refine their marketing strategies in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Learn more and register.

Wonder Women: Women in Business Conference

Gather for a full-day conference on March 8 to collaborate, learn, connect and inspire one another to take on new and expanded roles in work, community and life. The day will include a continental breakfast, keynote presentation, panel discussion with like-minded professionals, female-driven workshops and a catered lunch. Learn more and register.

Entrepreneurism in Georgina Seminar Series

Join the Skills Training Centre weekly on Wednesday evenings starting March 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to learn from accomplished speakers who are experts in their fields. Seminars will cover a range of topics designed to cater to both new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn more and register.

Discover Georgina Show

Mark your calendar for the Discover Georgina Show at the Georgina Ice Palace on April 20 and 21. The show is for everyone and features businesses and organizations in Georgina. Learn more and inquire about booth availability.

For more upcoming events, visit

Visit our new website

Discover why talent and businesses choose Georgina by exploring our new economic development website, The new site is a comprehensive resource for those considering Georgina as a place to call home and for existing businesses looking to expand.

Georgina's Economic Development staff are available to guide you to programs, resources or funding opportunities you may not be aware of. Connect with us.
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