We recently surveyed our businesses on why they invested in the County. Here is what they said:

Location - Proximity to Urban Cores

Wellington County has access to 130 million people within a day's drive and is within 30 minutes of Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The short distance to the GTA also provides access to over 5.1 million potential customers and visitors.

Transportation Access

Wellington prides itself on the quality and accessibility of its many transportation routes and its adjacency to Ontario's highway 401 corridor. Three international airports; Toronto, Hamilton and Waterloo in addition to rail and GO bus access provide for the seamless flow of goods and passengers.

Numerous Reputable Educational Institutions

Access to skilled local workers is key to any operation and Wellington is within a network of renowned research and development facilities including the University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University and Ontario's leading polytechnic institute; Conestoga College.


Wellington has a strong local farming sector framed by a rich agricultural history and innovative agricultural business base. This is harnessed with collaboration with the universities, Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Wellington Federation of Agriculture and many commodity partners. The market for fresh, safe and high quality products is growing and opportunities within Wellington abound.

Natural Amenities

Wellington is gifted with many of the province's most beautiful natural landscapes and unique geology. Residents and tourists enjoy Rockwood Conservation Area's limestone cliffs for swimming and camping, as well as the Elora Gorge in addition to the many festivals, events, heritage downtowns and cultural experiences offered.