Economic Development

The City’s Economic Development team supports existing businesses and attracts new businesses through the promotion of our strategic advantages. Our team provides small and youth business support, which includes helping local firms access funding programs for potential expansion or start-up.

Visit the Invest SSM website to learn more about Sault Ste. Marie and our economic development support services and incentives.

Rick Van Staveren
Director, Economic Development
705-759-5428
r.vanstaveren@cityssm.on.ca

Joe Turpin
Manager, Business Attraction
705-759-2546  
j.turpin@cityssm.on.ca   

Carson Beauregard
Manager, Enterprise Services and the Millworks - Centre for Entrepreneurship
705-251-3500, ext. 1
c.beauregard@cityssm.on.ca  

Graham Atkinson
Manager, Business Development
705-989-7075
g.atkinson@cityssm.on.ca

Jessica Maione
Marketing and Program Coordinator
705-251-3500 ext. 3
j.maione@cityssm.on.ca

Anthony Buffone
Coordinator, Small Business Advisory Services
705-251-3500 ext. 2
a.buffone@cityssm.on.ca

Contact Us

Phone
705-759-2500

Email
info@cityssm.on.ca

Fax
705-759-2310

TTY
1-877-688-5528

Location
99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 5X6