Bring Your Business to Bruce County

See why Bruce County is the perfect place to open or expand your small business.

You have the brilliant idea, we have the market

Reduce your stress levels – and your costs – by bringing your small business to Bruce County. We’re home to a diverse economy and dynamic industries, spanning tourism, energy, agriculture, retail, technology and more. Whether you opt for a bustling downtown or quaint village, your business will find its ideal home here.
Our Business to Bruce team will even support you along the way with free resources. They’ll help you explore grants and funding opportunities and match your business with the right community. So ditch the stress, traffic and high cost of city rental units and enjoy more space, less competition and breathtaking natural views.


With a thriving tourism sector and residents boasting higher disposable incomes and a strong preference for local shopping, there is year-round demand for products and services.


Between 2015 and 2020, average income increased by 21% across Bruce County


In 2019, tourism brought $326.7 million to Bruce county businesses.


There are 5,797 registered businesses in Bruce County. Could yours be next?


Living and working in Bruce County won’t break the bank. We have safe, affordable neighbourhoods and grants and incentives for business owners and entrepreneurs.

1M vs. 600K

In Bruce County, the average housing price is 600k, which is lower than the 1M average in Ontario.


Provided to 504 businesses in 2020 and 2021 through our Support the Bruce Fund


Value of community development grants available every year for business and property owners


Your small business isn’t the only thing that will thrive in Bruce County; your family will too. With wide-open skies, epic beach sunsets and peaceful trails, balance is natural here.


Bruce County is home to two national parks.


There are 92 communities in Bruce County to choose from, each with its own story, amenities and vibe.

170 km

Bruce County is 170 km to downtown Toronto and only 155 km to the U.S. border.

Let’s work together!

Get our free guide to learn more about opening or expanding your small business in Bruce County.
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Economic Development Department 30 Park Street Walkerton, Ontario N0G 2V0 Tel: 519-881-1291 Toll free: 1-800-268-3838
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