Teeswater enjoys a legacy of population stability, agri-culinary expertise and the hard-working traditions of the people who call it home. The community is active – investing in infrastructure and healthcare while being close enough to the renewable energy sector further north to stabilize home prices and the economy. Your ideas have fertile ground here in food processing, engineering and farming that leverages trends in locally grown food.
The communities of Mildmay and Teeswater are located on the southern border of Bruce County, 12 kms from one another. They’re about a half hour’s drive to the beaches of Lake Huron for fun and about two hours by well-maintained highways to Ontario's most populous regions. You get both peace and tranquility and access to markets when you choose Teeswater or Mildmay.
Farm and family are the keys to the economic stability of Mildmay and Teeswater; agriculture feeds most of their businesses, which are often owned and operated by growing families. The light manufacturing and contractor sectors are solid, which paves the way for more food processing opportunities for incoming entrepreneurs. Mildmay’s Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to business support and Teeswater’s tight-knit, traditional farming community naturally cultivates employees with the ability to get the job done.
The Municipality of South Bruce is home to 5,600 residents, with nearly 1,000 being located in Teeswater. Eighty-three percent of the population are youth or working age, making it a young and growing community. Agriculture and Manufacturing are predominant industries in the area, employing 36% of the population. With the average cost of a home being $205,000 and in reasonable proximity to major employers, Teeswater is an ideal place to establish a home or business.
You'll discover that family living is more affordable here, whether it be on a country/farm parcel of land or nestled in one of two small villages with access to retail and services. Paddle tributaries of the Saugeen, join in fall fairs or jog the Carrick Trails. The pace of life is exactly what you make it, which is a great choice to have. Healthcare, municipal services and programs, local schools and an entrepreneurial culture all combine to make these communities a perfect setting for establishing a thriving business.
Plenty of opportunities for your business to engage in community outreach; Mildmay’s residents actively run and participate in local charities and causes.
Your commercial property will be well looked after, with sewer, natural gas and power facilities to keep things ticking along in either Mildmay or Teeswater.
Whether it be retail or food processing, your enterprise can draw on the natural resources of water, forestry and aggregates (as can your daily stroll).
A direct route to Lake Huron’s many beaches for your downtime.
Local food and produce is enjoyed and expected; the natural resources are abundant and entrepreneurs are taking notice.
Schools in place for generations include a French immersion option, preparing the little ones for business endeavours Canada-wide.
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