"The decision to locate Graceway Pharmaceutical's Canadian headquarters in London was based primarily on our people. London offers a tremendous quality of life. The affordability, limited commute, and security of a community this size make it a wonderful place to both live and work. For the business, London is a great fit due to its world class health care facilities and growing biotech sector."
The London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a partnership between the City of London and the private sector. Our goal is to attract new investments and expand existing investments in our community. Led by a Board of distinguished business, educational and political leaders, the LEDC will assist you with all your location and investment decisions. We work one-on-one with businesses, to facilitate the process of locating in London.
The LEDC is committed to improving the economic well-being of Londoners through the growth and expansion of local businesses and the attraction of new businesses to London. We aim to add to the strengths of the London business environment making our city an attractive place to live, work and operate a business.
What We Do
Business Expansion & Retention
Information - From site selection data, information on government grants, loans and services to market research data and networking opportunities, the LEDC is a one-stop source for the most up to date and relevant information on London.
Advice - The LEDC employs experienced professionals who can answer your questions on general business practices, expansion planning, multi-national branch planning, and even link you with the most up to date information on exporting.
Assistance - The LEDC helps you cut through red tape. We’ll connect you with the decision makers, identify and connect you with potential funders, help you network with partners and allies, and link you to educational and training resources to meet all your H.R. needs. The LEDC will bring you together with the people and expertise you need to succeed.
Since its inception, the LEDC has assisted many national and international companies in their efforts to locate in London, Ontario. We will assist you with your investment analysis at every stage. From workforce data and staffing considerations, through site selection and setup, we will provide information and identify solutions that will enhance your business prospects. We will leverage our community and business relationships to provide you with guidance and support before and after your decision to invest in London.
The LEDC is recognized for its comprehensive site location assistance, in depth knowledge of operating a business in Canada and for providing a variety of post location services.
Services and information include:
Statistical data on London and its economy;
Act as a liaison between municipal governments and local businesses;
Initiate and participate in joint ventures and partnering opportunities;
Facilitate the process of navigating the local regulatory environment;
To discover what London has to offer you, please contact:
Peter White, President & C.E.O.
Tel: (519) 661-4545 or (800) 327-2428