Business Resources



We provide access to a rich variety of programs and resources to support your business and investments in the region. Join one of our business development workshops offered by industry experts and community organizations. Take advantage of funding opportunities offered through Haliburton County Development Corporation. Looking for space to be part of coworking environment, check out the Link. Begin building a strong business model with the support of the Kawartha Lakes Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre. Looking to take your business to the next level the Innovation Cluster is dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Our Partners in Economic Development

Economic Development is not possible in a region as large and diverse as Haliburton Highlands we are big believers in development and cultivation partnerships to maximize our efforts and support our community partners. Learn more about the dedicated organizations with that support Economic Development.

Providing support to businesses and not for profit organizations through loans, counselling, funding, and support for community economic development … Phone: 855.457-3555 Learn More

Represent and promote more than 250 members of the local businesses in the Haliburton Highlands…. Phone: 705.457.4700 Learn More

Located in Haliburton, The Link offers affordable co-working space and counselling for new and emerging non-retail businesses… Phone: 705.457.3555 Learn More

They can help with Business plan development, Insurance questions, Regulation and licensing information, Market research, Financial forecasting.  Learn More

Supporting determined, innovative entrepreneurs in the formation and groth of their technology-driven companies… Learn More


Funding & Partnership Resources

Take advantage of various incentives which encourage local investment and begin building a strong business model with support.

Tourism Recovery & Innovation Partnership Projects (TRIPP)
TRIPP is intended for collaborative projects involving two or more partners. This program offers up to $5,000 for projects that run from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. Applications are being accepted in anticipation of available funding being released by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis and will be awarded depending on the availability of the anticipated funding. Visit the TRIPP Resource Page for a detailed program overview, important program guidelines and how to apply! BIAA in its sole discretion) View the full list of Frequently Asked Questions and visit their website for complete details.
My Main Street - Business Sustainability Stream

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.
Funding will be made available to businesses that employ between 1 and 50 staff, have demonstrated revenue growth, and provide a business case on how the funding will strengthen their existing capacity and support their growth.

The Business Sustainability stream is open for applications between February 22 and March 31, 2024.


Ontario Business Grants and Funding

List of funding programs and criteria for available programs from the Province of Ontario.

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FedDev Ontario Small Business Services

Help for Ontario entrepreneurs to access government business information and services.

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OMAFRA Funding Programs

A list of Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Funding programs.

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Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI)

Help to accelerate the commercialization and adoption of emerging technologies in Ontario.

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Government grants, loans, tax credits and support services for Ontario businesses.

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Species at Risk Partnerships

Support for the recovery of species at risk on agricultural land.

Starter Company PLUS

Help you start, expand, or purchase an early-stage business.

Department of Economic Development & Tourism

Welcome to Haliburton County’s Economic Development and Tourism division! We are here to support you and help in various ways to foster sustainable economic growth, promote tourism, and enhance the overall prosperity of the region. Connect with us today!


Director of Economic Development & Tourism

(705) 286-1333 x 230

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We respectfully acknowledge that the region currently know as the Haliburton Highlands is located on Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory, and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which are Curve Lake, Rama, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Beausoleil and Georgina Island First Nations.

We acknowledge a shared presence of Indigenous nations throughout the area, and recognize its original, Indigenous inhabitants as the stewards of its lands and waters since time immemorial.