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Key Sectors

As the economic engine of Canada, Ontario is one of the world’s most stable, prosperous and attractive destinations for investment.

The 2010 study Competitive Alternatives completed by KPMG on international business costs is the fourth consecutive study to identify Canada as having the lowest business costs in the G7.

Total foreign capital investment in Ontario in 2009 was $13.45 billion, making up 31% of Canada’s total foreign capital investment.

With The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian-based companies enjoy unparalleled access to U.S. and Mexican markets.  Ontario businesses benefit from access to more than 400 million consumers and a $17-trillion marketplace.

Companies who do business here also have access to:

  • 158 million consumers within a day's drive of southern Ontario;
  • The Ontario market: more than 13 million people and Canada’s highest personal incomes.

Learn more about Meaford’s key business sectors:

Agribusiness
A wide and growing number of diverse and innovative food producers are taking advantage of Meaford’s moderate Georgian Bay climate, fertile soil mixes and long growing season.

Meaford Agribusiness Strategy
Find out more about Meaford’s Agribusiness Sector

Green Business
Meaford is a forward-thinking community committed to fostering an expanding local grassroots green economy while at the same time eager to attract investment in renewable energy and other emerging green sectors.

Find out more about Meaford’s Green Business Sector

Retail
Meaford supports a dynamic and diverse retail sector in its charming historic central downtown and throughout the municipality.

Find out more about Meaford’s Retail Sector

Tourism
As a heritage town in the heart of Georgian Bay’s apple country, close to a wide array of all seasons activities, Meaford is a popular getaway destination for the Golden Horseshoe and Toronto’s urbanite population.

Find out more about Meaford’s Tourism Sector