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Business Development

Rural Economic Development Corporation

The Township of South-West Oxford is a proud partner of the Rural Economic Development Corporation (ROEDC), a non-profit organization consisting of representatives from the rural Townships of Norwich, Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra-Tavistock, Zorra, and South-West Oxford.

In Rural Oxford, we believe the our People, Proximity, and Prosperity make us a unique place where we can build strong, vibrant, and caring communities where people and business can prosper.

The ROEDC was established throughout 2013-2014 to direct the overall economic development activities for Rural Oxford and is committed to helping people and business thrive in Rural Oxford. The ROEDC employs economic development professionals who strive to do everything possible to mitigate barriers that could hinder good business growth in our communities in a positive, timely, and confidential way.


Rhonda Stewart,
Economic Development Director, Rural Oxford EDC
Telephone: 226-289-2437

ROEDC Economic Development Priorities:

  • Workforce development including youth engagement, newcomer services, and cultivating entrepreneurship
  • Business support including business retention strategies, training and support to our existing workforce, business networking
  • Minimizing the "red tape" associated the development process during business expansion
  • Fostering and supporting appealing communities and the encouragement of shopping locally

Information regarding ROEDC Programs, data on the Rural Oxford Economy, information on ROEDC Governance and access to the ROEDC Economic Development Team can be found at

We invite you to reach out with questions or concerns that you may have about your business by contacting our Economic Development Officer, Rhonda Stewart.


Twitter: @RuralOxfordEDC

Municipal Contacts

Township of South-West Oxford

Located in South Western Ontario, in the South West section of Oxford County and serves as a regional centre for industry, commerce and recreation.

The Township oversees 87,588 acres with a population of 7,544 and we have Canada’s busiest highway in our front yard! With a rich agricultural heritage, please stop by and enjoy our diverse Township. 

The Township’s mission is be "a leader in the development and delivery of municipal services for the growth and well being of our community"

Contact Us

312915 Dereham Line
Mt. Elgin, On N0J 1N0
Hours: Monday – Friday 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 519-877-2702 / 519-485-0477
Fax: 519-485-2932

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