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Discover the "Bruce County Alternative"

Economic feasibility determines the location of any enterprise. However, other factors governing location come into play - less literal, more subliminal. These factors revolve around the quality of life which the new area provides a company’s executives and its employees.

Bruce County offers an exceptional variety of recreational activities, moderate climate and excellent real estate values. Often described as "the best place in the world to raise a family," Bruce County combines a rich lifestyle with economic advantages.

Rather than doing business in the congestion of the large urban centres with their traffic jams, high land costs, and harried pace of life, set up shop in Bruce County. In Bruce County you will find communities that welcome new business and offer an unparalleled quality of life.

Bruce County has direct access to the major North American markets, a highly skilled and productive labour force, very affordable commercial, industrial, and residential real estate, and a progressive business environment.

Bruce County is part of southwestern Ontario, a sub-provincial economy which is one of the most internationally competitive in the world. Located at the northern limits of this powerful economic zone is Bruce County - 1.5 to 2 hours from most of Ontario’s major urban centres.

Bruce County’s location gives it the advantage of competitive access to major urban markets, while offering a lifestyle afforded by the over 2,400 kilometres of pristine Great Lakes coastline.

The Bruce County domestic market is a diverse and vibrant composition of 66,000 permanent residents and 29,000 seasonal residents. This population base, along with a growing number of visitors to the area, represents a strong market force which supports local businesses.

Population Projections for Bruce County by Municipality to 2021

Area

2011

2016

2021

Kincardine

13,217

14,142

14,425

Saugeen Shores

13,647

14,603

14,895

South Bruce Peninsula

8,583

8,840

8,840

Northern Bruce Peninsula

3,818

3,933

3,933

South Bruce

5,705

5,591

5,479

Huron Kinloss

5,856

5,739

5,624

Brockton

9,087

8,905

8,727

Arran-Elderslie

6,188

6,065

5,943

Bruce County

66,101

67,818

67,866

Source: County of Bruce Census Update (Housing Study). February 2009. SHS Consulting