Key Industries

DSC_0016copy.jpgLeeds Grenville is home to small, national and international companies and firms, including many in logistics and transportation, forestry, warehousing, pharmaceuticals and food processing, manufacturing and construction, accommodation and food services, management, agriculture, health and trade, to name just a few. This is due to the area's ideal location and close proximity to major Canadian and American transportation routes, two large waterway systems, air and rail service.

There are many industrial parks with available land, including the Elizabethtown-Kitley Business Park, The Business Park in the Township of Augusta, the John G. Broome Business Park and Western Industrial Park in Brockville, the Prescott Industrial Park and the Johnstown Industrial Park in the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal. Johnstown Industrial Park is a Certified Site through the province's Investment Ready Program. Most Leeds Grenville municipalities also have privately-owned lands that are zoned industrial, including the fast-growing North Grenville. See our Available Lands and Buildings webpage for more information.

Leeds Grenville boasts good land prices and building lease rates, along with an exceptional quality of life and access to a skilled and unskilled labour force of more than 200,000. The Ontario East Economic Development Commission states the cost of serviced industrially-zoned land ranges from $5,000 an acre to $110,000 an acre, averaging about $30,000 an acre. Average office lease rates are one-third less than other Canadian and United States averages, or about (Cdn.) $13 gross per square foot.

Tourism is one of our main economic drivers in Leeds Grenville because of our unique location. We're home to the famous 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Waterways. Our region is approximately a three-hour drive from Toronto, less than an hour from Ottawa and two hours from Montreal. We have two international bridges into the United States. Leeds Grenville offers one of the most attractive tourism and history-rich regions in the province of Ontario.