In 1986, the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC) was established as an independent not-for-profit agency to be the lead organization in the community with respect to economic development. To carry out our mandate, we have two operating divisions with unique functions. They are:
Business Sault Ste. Marie
Supports existing businesses and attracts external businesses to create jobs and increase the municipal tax base. We do this by promoting the city's strategic advantages to businesses around the world. Our team also focuses on small and youth business support, which would include helping local firms access funding programs for expansion or start up.
Tourism Sault Ste. Marie
Develops tourism-related products and delivers annual marketing activities designed to promote Sault Ste. Marie as a four-season tourist destination; Increases visitation levels to the city through the promotion of vacation packages and take the lead on bidding for and supporting sports tournaments, conferences and conventions that provide significant economic impacts on the community. We also plays a supportive role in tourism and recreational infrastructure development.