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.
The economic opportunity in Kincardine is boundless. From being at the centre 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. Average household income tops $112,000, well beyond provincial averages and there are currently 112 companies in the downtown BIA.
The total year-round population of Kincardine is over 11,000 and well over 60% are pre-retirement, making the community an attractive blend of those starting out and those finishing well.
An estimated 105,000 tourists visit Kincardine every year (2012)
Average household income tops $112,00 which is well beyond provincial averages
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.
The Business Improvement Association and Chamber (BIA) are very active and supportive. Municipal officials are committed to being responsive and aligned with your entrepreneurial spirit.
Two amazing fresh water beaches, perfect blue water and the world's greatest sunsets.
You're about five minutes from the private airport if you really feel the urge to take off.
Schools, the library and all government services including healthcare are within minutes of home.
A beautiful natural harbour with ample mooring, plus access to some of the best fresh water fishing around.