Why Wellington

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

ADVANTAGES AND ACCOLADESQuality Homes - Jeff Schaus and Cliff Eckenswiller
  • EXCELLENT place to do business as rated by 77% of employers (2014 survey of 270 businesses).
  • Employment Growth Rates Exceeding Provincial Rates despite economic downturn.
  • Consistent Job Growth In Manufacturing, Health Care, Agriculture and the Creative Professional Sector.
  • Location is prime: Lower logistics costs, quality transportation routes.
  • A skilled, diverse and stable workforce.
  • An entrepreneurial business base (78% of businesses with less than 10 employees).
  • Environmental stewardship: United Nations award winning Wellington County Green Legacy tree planting programme.
  • Well positioned to grow: 1,500 acres available employment lands, a growing community, development of Wellington Place lands including new hospital.
  • Standard and Poors 2014 Wellington Credit Rating upgrade, citing:
    • very low debt burden
    • exceptional liquidity
    • very strong, stable and expanding economy
    • very strong budgetary performance
    • strong financial management
    • continued improvement in economic development efforts improvements to diversification of economy and job growth.
LOCATIONWellington County's proximity to other areas

Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Wellington County is gifted with some of the most beautiful and varied topography and communities in the province. Discover how to get here.

Agriculture, manufacturing and health care are the top sectors of employment, though small to medium sized business abound, providing innovative products and services to a global client base.

Supported by the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College and several research institutions, Wellington is well positioned for growth.

Proximity to vital transportation corridors and urban centres as well as high speed broadband coverage and excellent green space make Wellington an attractive place to both work and live.

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