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Hanover is Connected & Open for Business!

 Community Profile

Community Profile cover pageDid you know that we are a Gig Community? Together with Wightman Telecom, we are ensuring connection to the fastest broadband speeds available. We are also a proud part of Grey County, Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2017!

Whether businesses are looking for an Industrial or Downtown setting, we are open for business! Join us for an array of dining, service and entertainment options, as well as some great shopping. We have over 500 businesses from our vibrant downtown to our busy commercial corridor and business park. There's a bit of history, local celebration, entertainment and an all around good time in whatever has brought you here and in what you decide to do. Our people make our community exceptional and we invite you to discover more Hanover.

We are investing in, and for our businesses. Launched in 2014, the Façade Incentive Program has supported a diverse and creative range of projects that have made a significant contribution to the vibrancy of our downtown. The Town of Hanover has invested approximately $235,000 into the grant incentive program that has resulted in over $800,000 in improvements to downtown properties. Through all four intakes, a 3:1 private to public investment has been made with a majority of the money being retained in the community. Stay tuned as we explore opportunities to continue and expand on the success of the program!  

Looking for a property? Please visit our Lands & Buildings page to see what properties are currently available for sale or lease.

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Opportunities for our Business Community!

  1. Saugeen Economic Development Corporation, A Community Futures Development Corporation - Working in Partnership for the Communities' Future, SEDC exists to promote sustainable economic and social development throughout the region.

  2. The Business Enterprise Centre - Helping local business owners and startups with information, tools, and guidance for their business.

  3. ManufacturingGPS - A fully searchable, online Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) system - tracking key workforce trends and occupational intelligence, providing critical information needed to help grow productivity and build competitiveness.

  4. Four County Labour Market Planning Board - The Workforce Planning Board provides relevant information on industry and employment factors that adds value to economic and education planning at the grass roots. With this up-to-date information you can better budget for issues affecting the growth and development of your local company and economy.

    Hiring Trends Quarterly Reports

Saugeen Connects LogoIn March of 2017 the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and the 5 municipalities of Hanover, Minto, Brockton, Wellington North and West Grey banded together in a partnership to create a project called “Saugeen Connects”. The mission was to collaborate and positively impact area economic growth, support youth retention and development, support growth and retention of businesses; and to integrate efforts to leverage immigrant attraction to the area as residents, workers, entrepreneurs, business owners, operators and investors.

Learn more about this initiative that connects business through SuccessionMatching, Immigration, Youth and Women 

Does your business have a succession plan? Are you thinking about retiring or selling your farm or business? Learn more about SuccessionMatching!

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WOWSA

Women of Wellington Saugeen Area (WOWSA) aims to inspire, empower and connect women in business in the County of Wellington and Saugeen River region in Ontario by providing creative education and networking events. 

Visit WOWSA.ca to join our mailing list! 

 

 

Are you a freelancer, telecommuter, start up... working from home? If you're interested in sharing a workspace, Aaron Mader of Litiks is your guy! Aaron is looking to start a co-working space in Hanover. For more information, please visit: www.meetup.com/Hanover-Coworking-Meetup to connect with Aaron.

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Your next career awaits you in Hanover!

Housing in Hanover

  1. Looking for a property? Please visit our Lands & Buildings page to see what properties are currently available for sale or lease.
  2. Realtor Commercial Listings 

Youth Skills Development

Launch Pad Youth Activity & Technology Centre 

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This Centre, only the second in Canada, brings together technology, arts, culture, trades and training under one roof as we work to reduce the skills gap by connecting young talent with employers. We’re beyond excited to bring this Centre to Hanover to serve our community and region.

Introducing a safe and dedicated space for youth to explore their potential is a dream come true. If you’d like to learn more or find out how you can get involved, please contact Launch Pad at 519.506.6300 or launchpad@yatc.ca and visit the official website, www.yatc.ca.

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Made in Grey 

Hanover is a proud member municipality of Grey County. To learn more about our regional economic development efforts, visit madeingrey.ca and access: 

  • Key Industries
  • Resources
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Lands & Buildings
  • News/Events
  • Business Listings 
  • Business Enterprise Centre 

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