The work hard, play hard values of yesteryear have been given new life here in Sauble Beach. Tourism drives continuous retail business development and keeps the watersport culture along the 11 kms of freshwater beach alive. Your surfboard can stay within arm’s reach as you get your startup off the ground or expand in this retro commercial hub. And that’s just the beginning – Sauble’s proximity to a prosperous renewable energy sector creates an engineering and light manufacturing hub that supports spin-offs and other shared outcomes of economic clustering.
Occupying a prime spot on the shores of Lake Huron and boasting the second longest freshwater beach in the world, Sauble Beach is an attractive feature of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. It’s accessed quickly and easily by car, air and boat from Ontario's most populous urban commercial centres and is close enough to allow easy border entry into The United States.
Sauble Beach is recreational by name and nature, with a good cluster of retail, dining and entertainment businesses serving its seasonal visitors and keeping the local residents happy too. The local economy is buoyed by Sauble's proximity to the energy cluster of Bruce Power, solid household incomes and access to agri-businesses to the south. This blend gives entrepreneurs a strong base from which to explore new ideas.
Visit the South Bruce Peninsula Townfolio page to see more about their economy.
South Bruce Peninsula is home to a year round population of over 8,000, offering the lively, retro Sauble Beach a consistent consumer base even after the summer surge. Sauble Beach offers one of the best beaches in Ontario and is a popular family-fun destination. Thirty percent of the local labour force is employed by the Sales and Service industry and 26% in Trades & Transport. Thirty-one percent of the population is in their retirement age, and residential growth for this age group is on the rise.
The thriving main industries in Bruce County are diverse. Supporting the entrepreneurs who keep those industries active is our goal. Whether you’re a new business owner, expanding an existing business, or exploring new ways to run a mature business, a wide range of support is available to you and you’ve come to the right place to find it.