Past Releases


City and Invest North Bay Development Corporation seeking input on Plan

(North Bay, Ont. - September 18, 2017) - The City of North Bay’s Economic Development Department and Invest North Bay Development Corporation are preparing a strategic plan to guide their economic development efforts to build and sustain a strong and vibrant economy in North Bay. Read More.


Celebrating Canada’s 150th

(North Bay, Ont. - June 30, 2017) - North Bay recently paid tribute to our community’s military history on Armed Forces Day.  The event held on June 16th, welcomed thousands to Canadore College’s Aviation Campus and was followed by the City’s kick-off to Canada 150 celebrations on June 17th with an air demonstration and concert at the North Bay waterfront. Read More.


North Bay hosts the 1st Hydrogen for Sustainable Northern Communities Forum

North Bay, Ont. - June 27, 2017) - The Hydrogen Business Council of Canada together with the Invest North Bay Development Corporation are pleased to be hosting Hydrogen for Sustainable Northern Communities Forum. Read More.


Invest North Bay Development Corporation rolls out new Committee

(North Bay, Ont. - May 4, 2017) - The Invest North Bay Development Corporation introduced a new Downtown Revitalization Committee today.

"With this group, our board is very pleased to provide some additional focus on one of the key areas of our regional economy," said George Burton, chair of Invest North Bay. "We are extremely confident that the slate of candidates will add value to our efforts aimed at improving our downtown core and the waterfront." Read more.


PDAC unites Invest North Bay and Invest Yakutia

(North Bay, Ont. - March 6, 2017) - Today, Invest North Bay Development Corporation and Invest Yakutia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which focuses on development and exploration of business, educational, applied research and cultural projects between the City of North Bay, Ontario and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. Read more.


Author from North Bay has books made into TV Series

(North Bay, Ont. – January 19/20, 2017) – Sixteen years after Forty Words for Sorrow, the first novel in North Bay native and author Giles Blunt’s best-selling John Cardinal Mysteries series, was published, the award-winning novel has been adapted for television. Read more.


Special Invitation to attend film set

December 2, 2016 - As a member of North Bay City Council, Invest North Bay Development Corporation and/or media, you are invited to tour the set of "Naked Pursuit", a film currently in production in the City of North Bay featuring Jewel Staite from Stargate Atlantis and Serenity and Cory Sevier from Immortals and Tommy Boy. See more

Board welcomes new member, thanks outgoing member 

October 17, 2016 – The Invest North Bay Development Corporation welcomes its newest member Luc Stang to the Board of Directors. As President of Gin-Cor Industries, Luc brings a wealth of international business experience and a regional perspective to the Board. Read more

Board thanks outgoing Chair

May 2, 2016 – One of the driving forces behind the Invest North Bay Development Corporation reflects on the positive strides the group has made since coming together early last year. Chair Paul Goulet, announced his resignation from the Board as part of his plans to embark on the next chapter in his life allowing for more time with family. Read more.

Baylor for North Bay, Ontario

Baylor Project Concludes with key recommendations for city

April 22, 2016 - Today’s community presentation marked the conclusion of the Baylor Focus Firm Partnership Project and stakeholders are feeling positive about the municipality’s future. Read more

Baylor to present final recommendations to community on Friday, April 22

April 12, 2016 - After eight months of ongoing activity and collaboration, the Baylor Focus Firm Project comes to a close on Friday, April 22 with a final presentation to the community at 2 p.m. Read more

Invest North Bay welcomes Phase II Baylor representatives to the City

February 26, 2016 – In their final phase of information gathering, four Baylor MBA candidates representing Phase II of the Focus Firm Project are visiting the City this week. Read More

North Bay delegation returns from Waco with fresh perspective

February 2, 2016 - Strong commitment and partnership was demonstrated as Baylor University faculty and students hosted a delegation from Invest North Bay Development Corporation in Waco, Texas last week. Read More

Baylor survey launches next chapter

January 25, 2016 - The City of North Bay has officially begun Phase II of the Focus Firm project with Baylor University. Nineteen graduate students from Baylor are steering the next chapter which will focus on the key areas of opportunities identified in Phase I of the project - the development of strategic priorities, as well as the need for enhanced communication, retention and promotion. Read more


Survey results provide basis for recommendations and opportunities for the City

December 11, 2015 – With today’s public presentation marking the conclusion of Phase I of the Baylor Focus Firm Partnership Project, all collaborators are pleased with the outcomes and eager to enter the next stage of the project... Read More

Baylor to present survey results at public session

December 8, 2015 - Following a community-wide survey launched in November, a delegation from Baylor University is inviting the public to attend an open presentation on Friday, December 11 at 2 p.m. at the North Bay Regional Health Centre in the Auditorium... Read More

Celebrate the heart of the city and support local businesses

November 23, 2015 - Invest North Bay and the Downtown Improvement Area (DIA) partnered in the development of a new video to increase awareness of the opportunities in the city’s core, and to remind the community of the locally owned options when shopping this season. Read More

City Seeking Public Input – Baylor University Survey Available Online

November 4, 2015 – As part of a partnership between Baylor University and the Invest North Bay Development Corporation announced in September, the Baylor research team is now seeking public input through an online survey. Read more

Research Partnership Officially Kicks Off

October 2, 2015 - The research project between Baylor University and the City of North Bay is formally kicking off this week. Read More

North Bay Laying the Foundation for Growth

September 21, 2015 – Earlier today, the City of North Bay announced a research partnership with Baylor University that will formulate the basis for a long-term economic development plan for the city. Read More

Astronaut Visit

March 24, 2015 - The City of North Bay, in cooperation with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), will be hosting Canadian Astronaut Jeremy Hansen on April 17, 2015. Read More

North Bay Recognized for Creativity

February 17, 2015 - The City of North Bay’s Economic Development was honoured with a marketing award of excellence at the 58th Annual Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) President’s Dinner. Read More

Competitive Analysis Study Completed

January 2015 - A competitive analysis study undertaken in 2014 saw completion this month. Click here to view the final report.