There are many organizations and agencies in the County of Simcoe to support local businesses. Whether you are looking to expand your business or start a new one, there are many resources available to help. We encourage using the organizations within our municipality, and the surrounding area, to aide in the success of your business.


Tourism Marketing & Investment Opportunities 

Orillia & Area Lake Country

Orillia & Area Lake Country is a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the region encompassing Ramara and surrounding municipalities. All tourism-related businesses in the region are eligible for a free listing ono their site as well as the opportunity to share events on their events calendar. 

Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RT07)

Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RT07) partners with tourism businesses and organizations to provide many programs (both assistance and funding) including video/image development, digital and social media advertising, storytelling, as well as assistance with developing small scale tourism experiences, workforce recruiting and retention and free professional development opportunities for tourism staff.

The Orillia Area Community Development Corp (CDC) 

The Orillia Area Community Development Corp (CDC) helps businesses start, grow and succeed through counselling and funding supports. 

Tourism Simcoe County

Tourism Simcoe County works with sixteen member municipalities, the Province of Ontario and varied tourism organization and stakeholders to develop and market Simcoe County as a visitor destination of choice. 

Business Advertising & Advice, Information & Networking 

County of Simcoe Economic Development 

The County of Simcoe Economic Development Office provides information regarding attraction, retention, and expansion of businesses and business opportunities within Simcoe County. 

Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre 

The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is a resource for entrepreneurs at various stages, across all industry sectors. They help students and community based entrepreneurs validate their business ideas and grow existing businesses by connecting them with the tools they need to be successful.

The Orillia Area Community Development Corp (CDC) 

The Orillia Area Community Development Corp (CDC) helps businesses start, grow and succeed through counselling and funding supports

Ramara Chamber of Commerce 

The Ramara Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association for businesses in and around our township.  Their mission is to 'support and promote business in Ramara through the enhancement of economic and community prosperity.' 



Agilec- Orillia provides various services to help job seekers, workers and employers. 

Employment Ontario

Employment Ontario helps job seekers, workers and employers with advice, grants and other services around public and private sector employment. 

Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board

The Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board is a community directed, non-profit corporation that sources, conducts and distributes local labour market research. 

Work in Simcoe County

The Work in Simcoe County site includes local resources and job opportunities, as well as vital information to empower and inspire residents. Using an automated fetching tool to aggregate job listings from over 20 popular job boards, career sites and new user-friendly features, the portal provides services for job seekers, students, parents and local government and helps to link residents with local opportunities.

Why Ramara

Come and discover the opportunities that we offer for your business and home needs. Enjoy the opportunity to mix your recreational needs, with your business endeavors.

Visit Why Ramara