Invest in Wellington

Wellington is well positioned for growth. Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, the County is gifted with some of the most varied topography and beautiful communities in the province. Proximity to vital transportation corridors, urban centres, renowned educational institutions, combined with high speed broadband coverage and excellent green space make Wellington an attractive place to both work and live.

Top Sectors of Employment

Agriculture   Manufacturing   Health Care   Creative

Agriculture Sector

Wellington County enjoys the best of both worlds - rich farmland with the advantages of proximity to larger urban and metropolitan centres.

This location - combined with the County’s successful, innovative and entrepreneurial farming heritage - makes Wellington County perfect for companies in the agricultural sector to locate and grow their business.

Agriculture Investment Profile

Manufacturing Sector

Wellington County’s economic performance since the 2008 – 2009 downturn has been one of the strongest in southern Ontario, and is set to continue. In a survey of 300 County businesses for Wellington’s Business Retention and Expansion Project, 43% reported that they expect to expand in the following 18 months.

Manufacturers have been able to thrive in Wellington County because of its affordable cost structure, experienced labour pool and easy access to markets. Several firms have recently undertaken notable expansions - a vote of confidence by these companies in the County and the quality of its workforce.

Manufacturing Investment Profile 

Health Care Sector

This location - which includes proximity to exceptional post-secondary institutions and international transportation - makes Wellington County an ideal location for health care and wellness businesses, including integrated/alternative medical practices.

Wellington County values the strong and extensive health care network it has established - including three full-service hospitals - that supports the County’s workforce, retirees and family members.

Health Care Investment Profile

Creative Sector

Wellington County’s eclectic lifestyle is highly attractive to creative types who value the cultural benefits of cities but also appreciate natural beauty, open spaces, a sense of community and a spirit of independence. With a lower cost of living and doing business than the neighbouring urban regions, Wellington County is an ideal location for creative professionals seeking a refreshing, stimulating place to live and work.

Creative Investment Profile

Your business can prosper in Wellington County and your employees can genuinely enjoy where they live.