Welcome to the CBDC!

The Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre is a federally supported not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation, governed by volunteers in partnership with FedNor. The services provided by the CB&DC exist to promote economic growth and community development of the Parry Sound region. The centre focuses on job creation by community strategic planning and providing funding and advisory services to area businesses.

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Since opening its doors in 1987 the CBDC has approved over 543 loans, valuing over 48.5 million dollars.  The CBDC has created & assisted in maintaining 2304 jobs in the local area.

Industry Canada/FedNor and others provide various Tools for Business to assist both start-up and existing businesses. The CB & DC can offer these products as tools to entrepreneurs in the Parry Sound area.

Our MISSION is “We find a way to say YES

Beautiful Parry Sound

Meet Some of CBDC Clients – Client Testimonials


Glen Barnden, the New West Parry Sound Regional Economic Development Officer,  has joined the team.  Read about Glen Barnden and the West Parry Sound Economic Development Office

REDAC Regional Marketing Plan June 2016

The Parry Sound Area is comprised of seven municipalities, five of which are part of REDAC (Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee) Township of Carling, Seguin Township, Municipality of McDougall, Township of the Archipelago, and the Town of Parry Sound.  REDAC created their economic development strategy in 2006 and believes that appropriate economic development in one Municipality is beneficial  for all five Municipalities and as such have been building their economic capacity and promoting the area as one Development Community.


Parry Sound & Area Business Directory

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“More Bang for the Buck” – The Impact of CFDC Lending on Ontario’s Economy Published Mar 2016