About Us


Vision & Mission Statements

The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit organization, funded by public and private partners, whose goal is to be the community's leader in supporting and promoting an environment that generates sustainable employment in a healthy, growing and diversified economy.

Recognition of Partners

The SSMEDC is very grateful for the financial assistance it receives from the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Equally important, it appreciates the collaboration and significant support it receives from the Mayor, Council and City staff team. The Corporation also thanks the Federal and Provincial Governments, and its many other partners, for their financial contributions to projects, initiatives and programs that the SSMEDC undertakes.

Guiding Principles

The SSMEDC's guiding principles focus on "leadership and collaboration, a competitive business environment, a high quality of life, people come first focus, integrity and trust, and sustainability:"

Leadership and Collaboration - Provide leadership for economic development by working with public, private and non-profit sectors.

Competitive Business Environment - Grow and build industry sectors, by attracting, developing and supporting new economic development opportunities that contribute to a diverse and strong economy.

High Quality of Life - Maintain a high quality of life that attracts and retains skilled employees to support economic growth.

People Focus - Provide a high level of standard for service within a friendly and warm culture.

Integrity and Trust - Interact in a way that is transparent, open and candid while respecting the confidentiality of our partners.

Sustainability - Being a leader in sustainability practices, balancing social, environmental and economic considerations for the betterment of the community and its citizens.