The Township of Puslinch’s Economic Development Programs seek to attract and retain businesses to contribute to the growth and stability of the local economy. The Township aims to support its local businesses and increase awareness of local businesses through its Economic Development Programs. The Township’s Economic Development Programs are provided at no cost to businesses to participate.
Puslinch Community Guide and Business Directory
The Puslinch Community Guide and Business Directory is a one stop shop for all things Puslinch. The guide will be mailed to directly to Puslinch residents annually and be available on the Township’s website. The guide will also be shared through the Township’s social media platforms periodically throughout the year. There is no cost to the business owner to participate in this program. This program is available for the following business types:
- Home Business
- Home Industry
Puslinch Profile Features
The Puslinch Profile Features will be posted to the Township website, shared on the Township’s social media platforms, included in all Council Agenda packages and placed as advertisements in the Puslinch Pioneer. There is no cost to the business owner to participate in this program. This program is available for the following business types:
- Home Business
- Home Industry
Community Improvement Plan
The Township’s Community Improvement Plan allows the Township to provide financial incentives to businesses and land owners to help with physical improvements to private property and to assist more broadly with local economic development within the Community Improvement Plan Area.
Community Partners and Resources
On September 14, 2023 the Township of Puslinch held an Economic Development Open house where it’s Community Partners made presentations regarding their programs and services that support economic development within the Township. A video of the presentations is available here.
The County of Wellington’s Economic Development Team is available to support Puslinch businesses by connecting them with the supports they need whether its financing, business mentorship or market analysis to help their business prosper. Learn more at Wellington.ca.
The Business Centre Guelph-Wellington offers business advisory services, business development programs, and more. Learn more at GuelphBusiness.com.
Innovation Guelph offers mentorship and business support programs and services to help innovative enterprises start, grow and thrive. Learn more at InnovationGuelph.ca
Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures offers business financing (for startups, small business expansion, and community projects) and free business consultations. Learn more at WWCF.ca.
Prepr has a program for Puslinch businesses beginning in November 2023 and for job seekers beginning in 2024. Learn more about Prepr at Prepr.org.
Sign-up form for Puslinch Community Guide and Business Directory and/or Puslinch Profile Features
Sign-up forms must be completed annually by January 31st to be included in that years the Community Guide and Business Directory and/or be included in a Puslinch Profile Features. For example to be included in 2026 the sign-up form must be submitted by January 31, 2026.
By participating in the Community Guide and Business Directory and/or the Puslinch Profile Features Programs, the Township is not confirming or responsible for the property’s compliance with regulatory by-laws or other agency requirements. The owner of the property is responsible for ensuring all regulatory compliance. Initial screening by staff will ensure the use is permitted in the zone generally, however will not review specifics of the use and operations.