The villages of Mildmay and Teeswater and the hamlet of Formosa work together as the cooperative community of South Bruce. South Bruce enjoys a legacy of population stability, agricultural expertise and the hard-working traditions of its people; people who work together for shared long-term success and prosperity. Your cooperative business ideas have fertile ground here with famous case studies like Gay Lea and The Ontario Dairy Goat Cooperative. Food processing, light manufacturing/machining and farming operations that leverage trends in locally grown food and cooperative business models thrive here in South Bruce.
The communities in the South Bruce region are located on the southern border of Bruce County, 10-14 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 South Bruce.
Farm and family are the keys to the economic stability of South Bruce. Agriculture feeds most of the businesses here, 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 the tight-knit communities naturally cultivate employees with the ability to get the job done.
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The Municipality of South Bruce is home to 5,600 residents. 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 homes located in reasonable proximity to major employers, South Bruce is an ideal place to establish a home or business.
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.