Business and Economic Development
Accept this as your invitation to "live better, work smarter" in the City of Owen Sound, located on scenic Georgian Bay, a mere 2-1/2 hours from Toronto.
Owen Sound is fortunate to be located near one of the most beautiful natural regions in the province. The Niagara Escarpment passes through Owen Sound on its way to the Bruce Peninsula and its outdoor wonders.
A thriving regional centre, Owen Sound not only provides a supportive and affordable environment for thriving business, its residents enjoy an attractive and affordable lifestyle.
For the business-minded, an industrial park with its perfect mix of services and zoning for manufacturers, is close to major Ontario urban centres via several modes of transportation. A skilled labour force resides here in the city. Owen Sound recently experienced an influx of new commercial and industrial investment.
The city's three main retail districts are a lure for shoppers. For nature lovers, it is right next door to the beautiful Bruce Peninsula, home to one of the world's rare ecosystems.
Owen Sound's real estate prices for industrial, commercial and residential properties are lower than those in most other cities.
With its diverse community groups and leisure activities, seniors and young families alike will find Owen Sound an appealing choice of residence.
Community Report Oct. 2012 [PDF]
Economic Development Strategy PDF
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