Business Organizations

There are many business organizations in the Niagara region.  Below is a listing and description of business organizations and associations:

Niagara Industrial Association:  NIA is the only Niagara-based organization that focuses solely on advancing the interests of Niagara’s manufacturing sector to ensure Niagara is a competitive place to do business.

Tourism Partnership of Niagara:  Representing all of the municipalities within the Regional Municipality of Niagara, the TPN is an independent, industry-led, not-for-profit organization responsible for working with tourism partners to enhance and grow Niagara’s tourism products and marketing activities.

Niagara Sport Commission:  Niagara Sport Commission is a regional development agency that uses sport as a catalyst for economic (sport tourism) and community (active healthy lifestyle programs) development within the Niagara Region.

Niagara Association of Realtors:  Niagara Association of Realtors provides ongoing support to our more than 1000 members through the Multiple Listing Service, advocacy, education opportunities and a continuous effort to provide the tools they need to better serve buyers and sellers of real estate. 

Niagara Construction Association:  Niagara Construction Association is a non-profit organization established to represent the interests of the commercial and industrial construction industry. Members are general and trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, architects, engineers and other professionals affiliated with the industry.  

Chambers of Commerce in Niagara

The following is a list of the Chambers of Commerce that represent businesses in various geographies and communities within Niagara:

Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce:  Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce was formed by a group of business people who decided that a strong, regionally based business organization is needed if we are to address the issues facing businesses in Niagara.

Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce Canada:  Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce is the voice of the Niagara Falls business community, leading and facilitating a business environment that is focused on a sustainable economy.

Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce:  Greater Fort Erie Chamber of Commerce is a united voice for business of all sizes, acting as a catalyst to enhance business growth and opportunity, innovation, partnerships, in the diverse Business Community of Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach and Stevensville.

Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce:  Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit-organization that exists to promote and enhance each of our communities through business, social, cultural and educational commitment and to serve as an advocate for our members.

West Lincoln Chamber of Commerce:  West Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to growing and sustaining the economic prosperity of our community by serving, connecting and representing our members.

Grimsby and District Chamber of Commerce:  Grimsby & District Chamber of Commerce is comprised of business and professional people, service clubs and individuals who believe in the free enterprise system and who use the Chamber as a forum for expressing their concerns, opinions and expertise.

Business Improvement Areas

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) allow local business people and property owners to join together and with the support of the municipality, to organize, finance and carry out physical improvement and promote economic development in their district.

Niagara Falls
Clifton Hill
Downtown Niagara Falls
Lundy's Lane
Victoria Centre

Fort Erie
Garrison Road Corridor
Bridgeburg Station
Crystal Beach
Stevensville-Black Creek

Port Colborne
Downtown Port Colborne

St. Catharines
St. Catharines Downtown Association

Thorold Business Improvement Area

North Welland
Downtown Welland

Niagara selected as host community for Canada Summer Games 2021
Niagara This Week by Scott Rosts
TORONTO — The nation’s eyes will be on this region four summers from now, with the stunning news out of Toronto today that Niagara’s bid to land the 2021 Canada Summer Games has won.

Local dignitaries including Regional Chair Alan Caslin and Doug Hamilton, the volunteer chair of Niagara’s games big committee, were at the University of Toronto to hear the games council announce that Niagara’s bid has been selected the winner over competing bids from Sudbury, Ottawa and a heavyweight partnership of Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge.

In an interview after the announcement Regional Chair Alan Caslin said the region’s unity — including regional politicians committing $10.3 million toward the games — was one of the key facets that likely stood out in Niagara’s bid.
Exciting news for foreign entrepreneurs!
Innovate Niagara a designated business incubator for Canada’s Start-up Visa program.

The Start-up Visa program is dedicated to foreign entrepreneurs with the potential to build innovative, scalable companies that contribute to the global economy.         

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