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Economic Development

The Welland Development Commission (WDC) was established in 1963 as a non-profit economic development corporation that is an arm of the City of Welland government. The WDC is funded by the City, and is composed of the Mayor and City Manager, a chamber of commerce appointee, a Welland Hydro appointee, citizen appointees, members of Council and two full time staff.

 The WDC actively recruits new businesses and industries interested in establishing or expanding their enterprises in the City, as well as building working relationships with local businesses. It also promotes new business and investment opportunities within the City and will provide the business community with information and assistance with their respective needs and concerns.  The WDC provides assistance to your company regarding the following: 

  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Site selection assistance
  • Inventory of available land and buildings
  • Strategic alliances
  • Referrals to local businesses and government contacts
  • Research information relating to specific inquiries
  • Market research & assistance
  • Corporate Calling Program
  • Industry networking events
  • Business Directory database
  • Community Profile
  • Statistical information
  • General information on the City of Welland

Welland Development Commission Contact Information:

Dan Degazio, Director of Economic Development
Lina DeChellis, Economic Development Officer

60 East Main Street
Welland, Ontario, L3B 3X4
Phone: (905)735-1700 ext. 2111
Toll Free: (800)735-3771
Fax: (905)735-1543
Email: edc@welland.ca