Combine pleated tartans and lots of energy to spark your business ideas.
To say the Scots were an enterprising people throughout history is an understatement. You’ll find the proof of their character and spirit today in Kincardine on the shores of Lake Huron in beautiful Bruce County, Ontario. Bordered by prime agricultural land to the south and east, world-class energy production and engineering just to the north, surfing culture on the lake and a robust economy all around, Kincardine is a natural launch pad for your start-up business or expansion.
Meet the entrepreneurs of Kincardine and get a sense of our community in this short and inspiring video. Then take the next step and talk to us!
The beaches of Lake Huron and amazing sunsets mark the spot, but it's being 10 minutes from Bruce Power, and within an easy 2.5 hour drive of 2 million people in southwestern Ontario that are just as important when considering this easily accessible location.
The economic opportunity in Kincardine is boundless. From being at the center of renewable energy production and innovation to a brisk retail community, food production with easy access to a thriving, local agri-business sector and a natural starting place for cooperative initiatives, the shores of Lake Huron welcome your ideas. Kincardine has a thriving business community with an active Chamber of Commerce and over 112 companies in the downtown BIA.
With a need – and plenty of room – for new businesses in profitable industries such as the accommodation, entertainment, and senior care/services, Kincardine offers entrepreneurial minded individuals the opportunity for innovative growth, while enjoying the natural surroundings of Bruce County.
Kincardine is a naturally enterprising community with Scottish roots, Lake Huron at the doorstep and energy to thrive. Tourism is strong, with 105,000 arriving annually to discover and enjoy the surroundings or to attend the exciting festivals the community hosts. The total year round population of Kincardine is over 11,000 and 57% of residents are of working age. Thirty seven percent of households earn and enjoy an average household income that is well beyond the national average. The utilities industry is the major employer for over 28% of the local labour force.
Create a simple day-in-the-life picture of living Kincardine style. Begin with a jog or stroll along picturesque beaches or for the daring, an early morning surfing adventure. Start your commute to work at 7:45 - be at work by 7:49. Get home with time to spare for dinner with the family, community sports year-round and a very active social scene. You're surrounded by trails, bike paths along the shores of Lake Huron, and have easy access to six community centres. Eating locally is no problem - all you need is literally right next door. This is a rural lifestyle with friends, family and activities as close as you want them to be, when you choose to want them.
If you're intrigued by the possibilities of opening or expanding a business in Bruce County -
yet you aren't finding the info you need - talk to a real human being in the Bruce County Economic Development office.
We're experts at connecting people with communities and we're very helpful. We look forward to seeing you bring your
business ideas to life in Bruce County.