Rural Economy at its Best!
The County is now home to over 100 professional, knowledge-based service firms with over 80% located in Picton.
Local Labour Market
Local Labour Force Key Indicators
• Seniors Sector – Businesses and industries that support the growing population of senior citizens are flourishing in Prince Edward County and are poised for continued growth in the years to come. Housing, services and businesses that support this group represent a substantial opportunity for business.
• Agriculture and Agri-food Products – The area has a strong agriculture base and increasingly new business ventures are based on the popular local food movement, the burgeoning wine, brewing and distilling industries and enterprises specializing in agriculture and agri-food products.
The increasing global demand for Canadian food products and the Premier of Ontario’s challenge to double the sector’s exports by 2020 has created an opportunity for business ventures with significant growth potential. Funding Programs: omafra.gov.on.ca
For startups or businesses looking to expand or re-locate to The County, you can fill out this Business Inquiry Questionnaire, and the Community Development Department will respond in 48 hours.