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Opportunities for Small Business Owners

Development Business Development Opportunities for Small Business Owners

Before starting a business within the Township of Manitouwadge, it is important to contact the Municipal office to discuss your business idea and determine if you will be operating in accordance with the local zoning and by-law requirements and to seek assistance with access to information regarding available business start-up financing.


The Clerk’s Department maintains a list of all current by-laws pertaining to zoning, signage, parking, permits and licenses. This information is important when you will be modifying your location in any way, putting up signage, or if you plan on operating a business out of your home.


The Economic Development Office has access to current financing and funding opportunities from the public and private sector and for both business expansions and start-ups.

Planning Department

The Planning Department in Manitouwadge maintains current zoning information and classifications. This is important whether you will be operating your business outside of your home or if you are looking for available commercial or industrial space. It is recommended that you contact the Planning Department directly to confirm that your business will be a “permitted use” within the zoning classification for your business.


You do not need a Municipal Business Licence to operate if your business is located within the boundaries of the Township of Manitouwadge.


Contact the Following:

Katie Law
Director, Community & Economic Development
P: (807) 826-3227 ext: 226
Joleen Keough
T: (807) 826-3227 ext: 223