Vibrant communities in the countryside and on the coastline offer exceptional business and lifestyle opportunities and a winning economic mix — including manufacturing, agri-business, tourism and creative industries. Welcome to Huron County – Ontario’s West Coast.
Due in large part to our significant and productive agriculture and manufacturing base, Huron County has become a recognized leader in agricultural technology and innovation. With an available skilled workforce committed to living in this region, Huron County’s business community welcomes new partners, investors and entrepreneurs. There is room for growth and expansion in our communities, all within a short distance to major centres.
Huron County provides access to major commercial routes into accessible urban markets in Ontario and the nearby United States, with border crossings within easy access. Boasting a key industrial shipping centre on the Great Lakes, the historic Port of Goderich is in the process of expansion, offering exciting potential for ease of shipping into regional manufacturing centres.
With a regional structure that recognizes the importance of the relationships of four economic pillars – agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and creative industries, Huron County has a wealth of potential for business development in each sector.
Huron County offers a strong sense of place and heritage with a lifestyle that is the envy of many who visit the area. Local arts, culture, heritage and history combine to celebrate and preserve this special sense of place.
Huron County businesses and business service organizations are ready to provide support to owners and management. This growing partnership has a history of working together to offer mentoring and advisory services, networking and knowledge sharing as well as access to research and support for new and enhanced enterprise opportunities.
With the diversity of industry in our County, alliances and partnerships are a highly effective foundation for new business creation and expansion. Working in partnership, Huron County Economic Development Services, the Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Huron Business Development Centre are ready and able to support the development of new commercial activities. In every corner of Huron County, new business enterprise will also find active Chambers of Commerce, BIA’s, and industry associations such as the Huron Manufacturers Association and Huron Tourism Association.
Huron County prides itself on its highly desirable quality of life, with an unbeatable natural setting that includes 110 km of Lake Huron’s shoreline, indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities, a full calendar of community events and year-round celebrations. Families will find welcoming communities with affordable housing, great schools, lots of activities, not to mention diverse urban amenities that provide four-season arts, heritage and cultural experiences.
Find your way to Huron County and you’ll discover a host of opportunities for business development where you can set the focus and the pace of growth with a strong network of support to create a successful enterprise and lifestyle.