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Business, Building & Development

Nestled along the southern shores of Georgian Bay, Owen Sound is not just a place of breathtaking natural beauty but also a thriving center for business, innovation, and community development. Recognized for its strategic location, diverse economy, and vibrant community, Owen Sound offers unparalleled opportunities for businesses looking to grow in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Invest in Owen Sound

Why Owen Sound?

Strategic Location: Situated within a few hours of Toronto and the US-Canada border, our city provides easy access to major markets. With our regional airport and commercial port, your business can connect globally.
Innovative Business Climate: From clean energy to healthcare, manufacturing, and tourism, Owen Sound is home to a cluster of innovative companies and startups. Supported by robust infrastructure and a culture of collaboration, businesses here are at the forefront of solving today's challenges.
Community and Quality of Life: Beyond business, Owen Sound offers an exceptional quality of life with its stunning landscapes, recreational activities, and cultural richness. It’s a place where work-life balance is not just possible but embraced.

Key Sectors Thriving in Owen Sound

Owen Sound is leading the way in several key sectors including Clean Energy, where we're part of the Clean Energy Frontier, focusing on sustainable energy initiatives like hydrogen and renewable resources. The Healthcare sector, bolstered by Brightshores Health Systems and advancements in medical isotopes, is innovating for the future. Manufacturing and Engineering continue to thrive, with a tradition of excellence and support from the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium. The Construction sector is ready to meet the needs of our growing community, and our vibrant Tourism, Arts & Entertainment scene draws visitors year-round.

Business Support and Resources

Owen Sound is committed to fostering a business-friendly environment with a comprehensive support system for businesses at every stage:

  • Community Improvement Plans offer financial incentives for property and business improvements in designated areas.
  • Modern and efficient Infrastructure with a focus on sustainability and connectivity ensures businesses have the foundation they need to thrive.
  • Workforce Development is a priority, with a skilled and diverse workforce supported by local education and training programs.
  • Living in Owen Sound means being part of an inviting community with affordable living, excellent schools, and a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities.

Connect With Us

Considering starting, growing, or relocating your business? Owen Sound offers the resources, support, and environment to help you succeed. For more information on business opportunities and how we can support your venture, contact the Manager of Community & Business Development.

Paul McGrath
519-376-4440 ex) 1254

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