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Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation


Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation Empowers Business Growth 


Business Advantages in Sault Ste. Marie 



Sault Ste. Marie is a small town with a vibrant history. In the Soo, you are just steps away from two Great Lakes and miles of forested trails. Outdoor adventure is limitless. 


From industrial business and manufacturing to cafe's and local eateries - the Soo is ready for your business venture. If you have a business dream - we'll help you turn that dream into reality. 


Foreign Trade Zone 

Grow your business through Sault Ste. Marie's Foreign Trade Zone. 

A foreign-trade zone is a designated location in the United States where companies can use special customs procedures that help encourage U.S. activity and value added – in competition with foreign alternatives – by allowing delayed or reduced duty payments on foreign merchandise, as well as other savings. 


Great Lakes Access 

Sault Ste. Marie is home of the Soo Locks and is a central hub for Great Lakes shipping traffic. 

Combining use of the Foreign Trade Zone and shipping ease - your business has endless opportunity to grow in Sault Ste. Marie. 

Invest in the Sault and we will invest in YOU!

Economic Development Strategic Plan

The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is excited to announce the project for the production of an Economic Development Strategic Plan. The project is focused on refreshing Sault Ste. Marie’s economic development strategy and differentiating the city from competing regional, state and national jurisdictions, with the goal of promoting sustainable growth and prosperity for all residents.

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