The art of blending culture, business and beaches.
Southampton could be described as the multi-talented poster child of the Town of Saugeen Shores in picturesque Bruce County. It seems to do and offer everything, with a rich marine heritage anchoring its architecture while also serving modern fare in its expanding list of restaurants and festivals. The backdrop draws entrepreneurs and their customers alike. If your business thinking is sparked by a healthy blend of rich history and unique culture, innovation and tradition, then Southampton is a must-visit.
Local business owner networks, municipal support and a welcome mat made of fine sand serves as the foundation of a thriving local economy. Tourism, agriculture and energy/engineering opportunities are strong and varied and skilled and semi-skilled talent is easy to find in the local population of over 3,400 people.
While the summer season population swells, the year 'round opportunity due to Southampton's proximity to other communities is also solid. Southampton is young and young at heart with more than half the population in the prime of their working lives.
Paint yourself a picture of the quintessential Southampton day: Start with a quality barista coffee downtown before a little art appreciation at the Southampton Arts School and Gallery. For lunch, visit one of the independent breweries, or picnic on the small inland lake behind the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. Broaden your local business network and keep the kids entertained after a great day at the Annual Marine Heritage Festival. Then, end the day with dinner on High Street, envisioning how your business idea will take off in the cultural buzz of Southampton.
Plenty of affordable residential, commercial and industrial space for both your ideal home and your business dream.
The Southampton BIA works closely with Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce to facilitate collaborative projects between local business owners.
Southampton is a self-proclaimed travel spot for ‘foodies’; there has been an uptick in diners looking for interesting cuisine, making a solid existing customer base for restaurateurs.
Downtown Southampton, a century-old fishing village turned retail hub, is already renowned for its successful boutiques and cafes.
Put your teens to work: Southampton’s local high school students built the Fairy Lake Rotary Pavilion over the small inland lake, showing that the next generation of this community is just as committed to hard work, collaborative thinking and making the most of the natural assets.
Bruce County is located in southwestern Ontario, Canada.