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There are several organizations that support business in Cobourg.  They help both new businesses plus existing ones who could use some help.

Cobourg Business Support

  • Venture 13 - a consolidation of multiple efforts to help startups
  • Economic Development  - Full time staff who will assist businesses with economic and demographic information, finding land and buildings, finding assistance programs and providing liaison with town planners.
  • Downtown Business Improvement Area - Promotes the 250+ businesses located in the Downtown area.
  • Start Here Cobourg - promotion of Downtown Businesses - especially for new businesses
  • Cobourg Chamber of Commerce - now renamed as the Central Northumberland Chamber of Commerce. Provides advocacy, networking and group insurance.

Business Incentives

The Town's Web site lists additional organizations at their page on Incentives here.


  • Community Futures Development Corporation - Provides financial support to new businesses in Northumberland.  Federally funded.
  • Spark - acts as a consultant to support technology based innovation. Provincially funded.  Covers Durham and Northumberland Counties.
  • Northumberland Manufacturers' Association - provides manufacturers with education, networking and advocacy
  • Business Advisory Centre - supplies information and seminars for Northumberland.
  • Northumberland County - assists with site selection, demographic and economic information, referrals to Government assistance programs. Managed by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cobourg's Business Promotion Video

To explore Cobourg's Business Opportunities, your first contact should be the Economic Development Department which is located at the Venture 13 building at 739 D'Arcy Street. Phone 905-372-5481



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