Your business is officially off the ground, now it is time to focus on growing!

From businesses small to large, the city of Kitchener is the number one source for all your business needs! From networking opportunities to consultation services and financial incentives, we are available to work with your business to achieve your goals.

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Medium to large-sized business looking to locate in Kitchener, please contact Chloe Howell.

New businesses looking to start up in Kitchener, please refer to Starting Your Business.

If you are looking for inspiration or encouragement, check out some inspiring stories of Kitchener businesses below.

Success stories

Entrepreneurship excellence with D2L

D2L was founded in 1999 by John Baker, a University of Waterloo graduate. With strong support from the Kitchener technology community, the learning innovation company has expanded into a global leader by collaborating with policymakers, industry innovators, and educational leaders worldwide to enhance learning. Now a public company, D2L's software is used by over 1,200 institutions globally, establishing it as a prominent player in the edtech industry. Recognized as one of Canada's fastest-growing tech companies, D2L continues to earn accolades for its innovative approach to education technology across K-12, higher education, associations, and the corporate sectors. Headquartered in the Catalyst building in Kitchener, D2L also operates satellite offices worldwide. For more information, visit D2L online.

Franchise fruition with Crabby Joes

With experience in running a successful Crabby Joe's franchise in Woodstock, Chris and TJ were looking for a bigger opportunity for growth. When Crabby Joe's head office announced the search for a franchisee for the new proposed Crabby's in downtown Kitchener, these two knew the time was right. With downtown Kitchener undergoing a major re-energization, bringing a well-known franchise into the area presented enormous economic opportunity -- attracting the current downtown employees, residents, and visitors, as well as giving many others a new reason to explore the area.  The popularity of Crabby Joe's was phenomenal from the first day they opened their doors at King St E and Frederick in June 2009. Customers were pleased to see a familiar chain restaurant in the heart of the city to "anchor the downtown". Overall, Chris and TJ are thoroughly satisfied with their choice to move and say, "The people are great, we made a good decision by coming to Kitchener".

Manufacturing mastery with Christie Digital Systems Inc.

Electrohome Projection Systems, a subsidiary of Canada's largest consumer electronics manufacturer, Electrohome Inc., was purchased by Japanese-owned Christie Digital Systems in 1999. Acquiring this international manufacturer of commercial projection systems allowed Christie to smoothly transition into the digital projection business and become the only single source provider of high performance digital projectors and visual solutions in North America. With its manufacturing headquartered in Kitchener, more than doubling the employees at the former Electrohome Projection facility and continually expanding, as well as locating a cutting-edge R&D division in The Tannery, Christie has impacted Kitchener in a big way. Christie has huge customers all over the world including NASA, Boeing, Cineplex Entertainment, NASDAQ, AT&T, BBC, and many many more. Learn more about Christie Digital Systems on their website.