Economic Development Week

Created in 2016 by International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.  

The City of Windsor, the County of Essex and communities across the entire nation are participating in the 2024 National Economic Development Week celebration.

We would like to hear from you.

Please take the Economic Development Annual Business Conditions Survey to provide our team with insight into the Windsor-Essex business community and broader programming and supports needed. Your feedback is important.

Reach out to our regional economic development team and government partners.

Invest WindsorEssex

Wendy Stark, Director 

519-255-9200 Ext. 2225

Francisco Contreras, Data Administrator and Analyst 

519-255-9200 Ext. 2255

Yashaswini Pagadala, Economic Development Officer 

519-255-9200 Ext. 2245

Sabrina DeMarco, Executive Director, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre

519-253-6900 Ext. 2232

Natasha Marar, Manager, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Programs, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Centre

519-253-6900 Ext. 2229


Melissa Osborne, Director of Development Services

519-736-5712 Ext. 2137


Nelson Silveira, Economic Development Officer

519-776-7336 Ext. 1135


Ryan Donally, Division Leader, Economic Development and Mobility

519-728-2700 Ext. 240


Dawn Hadre, Director of Strategy and Engagement

519-969-7770  Ext. 1253


Kari Myers, Director of Community and Development Services

Pelee Island

Cathy Miller, Mayor



Chad Jeffery, Manager Planning Services & Local Economic Development

519-735-2184 Ext. 154


Matthew Johnson, Executive Director of Economic Development

519- 818-8540

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Nancy Creighton, Senior Business Advisor


Joeanna DeMarco-Bolce, Senior Business Advisor