Economic Development

Economic Development Committee

Jamie Cheyne (Vice Chair), Allan Alls (Mayor), Rob Smith (Councillor), Dave Doan, Maria Britto (Chair) , David Spencer, Chris Bailey, Trevor Crystal, Jim Boyd, Robyn Mulder (EDO)

Absent Keith McKinnon

Economic Development Officer: Robyn Mulder 519-855-4407 ext 241 or email

Economic Development Committee meetings are usually held the 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 6:45 PM  (unless scheduled differently)

Location: Town of Erin Municipal Office

Council Rep: Rob Smith 519-833-9630 or email and Mayor Al Alls 416-200-9153 or email

Manufacturing Day!

Friday October 6th

RESPAN manufacturing tours, Erin


This plan establishes a roadmap, not otherwise available, for promoting increased collaboration in the community and across the region and a variety of projects designed to strengthen the Town as a great place to live, work, play and run a business.

Momentum Action Plan Powerpoint Presentation

Momentum Town of Erin Action Plan

Current Projects

Erin Rotary Riverwalk Trail, "Phase 1"

Press Release - Erin Rotary announces logo contest winner

Erin Rotary Riverwalk Feasibility Study

"Development of a "Riverwalk" trails network within the community has the potential to draw additional visitors to the community, expand opportunities for commerce and reinvigorate locals interested in walking or riding the trail."  Quote by SKA 

Rotary Riverwalk Trail Feasibility Study Report Overview - September, 2016

Erin Rotary Riverwalk Trail Feasibility Study - Final Pt1 (PDF)

Erin Rotary Riverwalk Trail Feasibility Study - Final Pt2 (PDF)

Community Improvement Plan (CIP)


A CIP is an Economic Development tool and the adoption of the CIP is a requirement for making incentive programs available Allows a municipality to implement certain tools, such as providing grants and loans to businesses and landowners A plan or framework to improve, restore, redevelop, and rehabilitate public and private properties (non-residential).


Stimulate economic development and contribute to the Town of Erin as a business friendly community and that we are “Open for Business”

Encourage and support the growth of existing business opportunities in key areas of economic activity throughout the Town of Erin; and Assist with revitalization and beautification efforts to make the Town of Erin a more inviting destination.


The Façade, Signage and Property Improvement Grant would give financial aid for the restoration or replacement of exterior treatments, cornices, doors, windows, improvements to the main storefront sign of buildings, and new signage and addition of landscaping features and par

king area upgrades.

The Tax Increment Equivalent Grant (incentive) will defer a portion of future taxes for businesses wanting to expand their operations for adaptive reuse, building rehabilitation, and retrofit works.

CRITERIA ROLLOUT and LAUNCH: Second half of 2017

Live and Work Erin Portal

This department provides business-related information about the Town of Erin to inform potential new businesses and assists business persons wishing to locate in the Town of Erin to secure land, buildings or leased space and comply with local regulations. The Department works with community organizations to enhance socio-economic development potential and increase visitor attraction to the area.

For Economic Development inquiries please contact Robyn Mulder, Economic Development Officer Telephone: 519 855-4407 ext. 241 | Fax: 519 855 4281 Email:

Equine Economic Development Task Force Report

Report and findings demonstrating sustainable and innovative economic development in Erin, leveraging the existing local equine industry as a starting point.

  • Part I Equine Economic Development Report
  • Part II  Appendices A-D Rural Economic Development Program
  • Part III Appendices D1-D11 Survey Findings

Economic Development Survey Results

The Town of Erin has completed the Erin Business Retention + Expansion (BR+E) study that we undertook in conjunction with the County of Wellington. The Business Interview and Action Plan and the summary of the key findings is below:


Town of Erin featured in Business Leader Magazine, Wellington County

Bold Canine among businesses trump

eting municipal efforts

Caroline Bolduc, President and CEO of Bold Canine speaks up about the changing business climate in Erin.  Bolduc said she noticed a change in the Town since she started her business. "I feel like we are being looked after a little bit more".

The Business Leader is a magazine published by the Wellington Advertiser to promote local commerce, private enterprise and celebrate investment and success in the communities we serve.

Town of Erin featured in Business View Magazine

The Town of Erin makes a splash in the January edition of Business View Magazine.

Mayor Allan Alls speaks up about growth in the Tow

n of Erin, and why attracting new businesses and pursuing a waste water

 treatment plant are high on the list of priorities for the Town.

Business View Magazine North America.

"Best source of news for executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, franchisers on industry trends & best practices."

Guides & Documents

Economic Development Partnerships

Check out the Town of Erin’s abundant amount of partners and resources below:

Business Centre Guelph-Wellington

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)

East Wellington Chamber of Commerce (EWCC)

Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC)

Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO)

Elora Cataract Trailway Association (ECTA)

Erin Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO)

Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA)

Greenbelt Foundation

Headwaters Tourism

Innovation Guelph

Let’s Get Hillsburgh Growing (LGHG)

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural affairs (OMAFRA)

Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA)

Wellington Waterloo Community Futures (WWCF)

Workforce Planning Board (WPB)

External Links of Interest

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - CONNECTS - Resources for Agriculture and Rural Economic Development - April 20, 2015 Issue

Visit Headwaters page for information on events, trip planning and much more on exploring the area.

New 2017 Headwaters Visitor Guide

Wellington County Economic Development Information