There are several organizations that support business in Cobourg. They help 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. Headed by Economic Development Manager Daniel van Kampen.
- Downtown Business Improvement Area - Promotes the 250+ businesses located in the Downtown area.
- Start Here Cobourg - promotion of Downtown Businesses - especially for new businesses. Some links are dead.
- Cobourg Chamber of Commerce - now renamed as the Central Northumberland Chamber of Commerce. Provides advocacy, networking and group insurance.
- The Town supports its Downtown - it actively supports the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) Organization
- A Downtown Master Plan was commissioned Download the Downtown Master Plan - but it seems no-one follows it....
The Town's Web site lists additional organizations at their page on Incentives here.
Getting a new development through planning is slow - one source tells me that Cobourg is one of the worst and slowest places to get a new dvelopment approved.
- 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 and Entrepreneurship Centre - supplies information and seminars for Northumberland.
- Northumberland County - assists with site selection, demographic and economic information, referrals to Government assistance programs. Managed by
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
Check out these pages with more information about computer business activity in Cobourg
Information on who supplies Internet Service in Cobourg.
Where you can get your computer fixed.
The business that operates this web site (and others). Details here.