Vision & Mission

Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS)

The Power of Four

The Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS) focuses on four key industries – Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Health Care, and Tourism, – which we refer to as our “four pillars”.  The opportunities and regional focus in these four pillars will reinforce provincial initiatives to drive growth and improve the environment for producing and offering goods and services from North Simcoe.

EDCNS advocates as “one voice” for all four municipalities to leverage funding & political support.  By collaborating and sharing information, knowledge, and partnerships, we can identify and create business cases for funding applications around regional priorities (e.g. the Regional Airport, regional health care institutions, investment in infrastructure, et cetera).  The collaboration brings North Simcoe greater “critical mass” in its dealings – locally, with other levels of government, and with new business opportunities.

EDCNS is led by an 11 member Board of Directors comprising one member appointed from each of the four municipal councils, one member from North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation (NSCFDC) and six private sector members, with core funding from the four municipalities and the County of Simcoe.  NSCFDC supports EDCNS with financial administration and office space.


By 2020, the four North Simcoe municipalities will be a growing, well-balanced, open community linked closely to Georgian Bay and economically founded upon:

  • A world-class, four-season tourism experience;
  • An education-led innovative manufacturing base;
  • A strong health care and life sciences service cluster; and
  • An efficient and growing agriculture and agri-business economy.


To promote and foster balanced sustainable economic growth in North Simcoe.


EDCNS endeavours to enhance the economic and lifestyle well-being of North Simcoe residents by promoting progressive business practices while supporting environmental responsibility and sustainability. EDCNS is committed to embracing accessibility and accountability for the organization’s actions by integrating corporate social responsibility into all activities.

Core Services of EDCNS

  1. Funds sourcing & administration
  2. Investment attraction
  3. Liaison with business, investors & funding sources and Simcoe County
  4. Marketing and Communication
    Branding, Business database, Traditional media marketing & advertising (e.g. print, radio, television, billboard), Web & social media, Research & analysis


Sharon Végh, Economic Development Officer
Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS)
105 Fourth Street, P.O. Box 8
Midland, Ontario  Canada  L4R 4K6
+1 (705) 526-1371, ext. 114