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The Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce supports many organizations and businesses. As a valuable resource to our members, we provide a directory of informative and useful community links.

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WORKFORCE WINDSORESSEX

Workforce WindsorEssex is a workforce and community development board, whose mandate is to plan, facilitate and advocate for regional workforce development, defined as the development, retention, and recruitment of a wide range of skilled workers to meet the current and future economic and social development needs of Windsor-Essex. Workforce WindsorEssex creates labour market tools, research and guides to help people and businesses save time, money and effort. Some key tools/services that help businesses include:
WEsearch – find local business grants, loans, advice and other incentives easier
WEdata – request custom labour market data to aid in decision-making
WEjobs – post new job opportunities, career fairs and training opportunities for job-seekers to see

The WEEDC is the lead economic development agency proudly representing Windsor-Essex, Canada’s fastest growing economy (Conference Board of Canada) and one of the world’s Top 7 most intelligent communities (Intelligent Community Forum).

Acting as a catalyst and network developer WEEDC works to positively impact the region by providing services including business attraction, retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurial development, and community development activities.

CITY OF WINDSOR

Official site of the city, featuring a community calendar, notices including construction, seasonal services and other information for residents and visitors.

COUNTY OF ESSEX

The official site of the Essex County, featuring resident services, doing business in the county, emergency services and county government.

TOURISM WINDSOR ESSEX PELEE ISLAND

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the regional tourism industry. We are a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting and selling Windsor, Essex and Pelee Island as a remarkable destination for tourist, convention goers and business travelers.

WE-TECH ALLIANCE

WEtech Alliance is Windsor-Essex’s Technology Accelerator; an industry-led non-profit organization focused on driving the growth and success of Windsor-Essex’s technology centric companies & entrepreneurs through, mentoring, programs and connections. WEtech strives to identify, find solutions and foster the development of the technology industry and innovation sector, as well as companies who utilize technology.

YOUR QUICK GATEWAY: WINDSOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Your Quick Gateway is an enviable strategic asset located within 500 miles of key population centres and the largest industrial market in Canada and United States.

YQG is adjacent to major transportation corridors and intermodal facilities and has over 2,000 acres of development potential for distribution, manufacturing, office and retail developments and future cargo facilities. We are one of only eight airports in Canada and the only Ontario transhipment point for cargo. We have the longest runway between Detroit and Toronto, 24/7 resident customs and travellers can connect to any domestic, U.S. and international destinations with our existing air service provider. And that’s just today.

WINDSOR STAR

Windsor Star is the only daily newspaper in Windsor and Essex County.

Windsor Star publishes six days a week, Monday through Saturday. On the November 25, 1996, Windsor Star began publishing from its Star Way printing facility, using Canada’s first Keyless Analox Offset press.The move ends 78 years of printing from Windsor Star’s downtown location at Ferry and Pitt streets. Editorial, Reader Sales, Advertising and Business offices remain downtown. The press at the new printing facility was built by Koenig and Bauer-Albert, of Germany. It is capable of printing 70,000 pph (straight run) and 35,000 pph (collect run). It can print up to 112 pages, with 32 pages of process colour. Windsor Star employs a total of 13 full-time press operators.

Windsor Star’s newsprint is 25-30 per cent recycled content. The plant is one of the “greenest” in Canada.

WINDSOR-DETROIT BRIDGE AUTHORITY

Created in 2012, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is a not-for-profit Crown corporation which reports to Parliament through the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

WDBA is responsible for the delivery of the Gordie Howe International Bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan, through a public-private partnership (P3). It is also responsible for project oversight of the construction and the operation of the new crossing. As the operator of the new bridge, WDBA will set and collect all tolls.

Our job is to help travelers cross the Detroit Windsor border as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Their site provides up-to-the-minute information on tunnel crossings between the Detroit and Windsor border.

AMBASSADOR BRIDGE

The busiest border crossing in North America!

DISCOVER ABILITY NETWORK (WINDSOR – ESSEX)

The network brings together service providers, employers, post secondary and other stakeholders to help businesses connect with the talent they need and jobseekers access employment opportunities.  It is a one stop portal where businesses can post jobs and job seekers can post resumes. The  technology matches talent to jobs and automatically sends job ads to qualified individuals. Discover Ability is a free online portal and resource that connects Ontario businesses directly to people with disabilities. The online portal includes a 6-step hiring road map that acts as a great resource for employers, and provides answers to many questions employers may have when hiring and retaining employees with disabilities. The platform is completely free for both job seekers and employers.