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The Business Resource Centre of Essex County(formerly known as Essex CFDC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing business financing and counseling to entrepreneurs in rural Essex County. We are supported by a 9 member volunteer Board of Directors and numerous community partners.
The organization incorporated in 1995 under South Essex Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and was located in Leamington. In 2001 we became the Essex Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and the office later relocated to the Municipality of Essex to centralize our services to be more convenient to our clients in Essex County.
We are part of 61 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Ontario. Our funding is made possible by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) who work with the 37 CFDCs in rural Eastern and Southern Ontario.
Essex County is a mix of rural/urban communities located in southwestern Ontario. Our service areas are: Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Leamington, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Pelee Island and Tecumseh (excluding Windsor).