Key Sectors

Key Sector - Agriculture booklet coverAgriculture Sector Profile

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.

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Key Sector - Creative booklet coverCreative Sector Profile

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.

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Key Sector - Healthcare booklet coverHealth Care Sector Profile

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.

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Key Sector - Manufacturing booklet cover

Manufacturing Sector Profile

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.

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To request one of our Sector Profiles in an accessible or hard copy format, please contact the Economic Development Office at 519.837.2600 x 2614 or by email

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