Top 5 Reasons to Locate



Elgin County has excellent business advantages, including a central location in Southern Ontario, in addition to breathtaking scenery and an unmatched quality of life.

These top 5 reasons showcase why Elgin County is an ideal location for business:

  1. Elgin County provides businesses with access to a consumer market of over 10,000,000 within a 2 ½ hour drive. Toronto, Detroit, Niagara Falls, Windsor, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Kitchener / Waterloo and Cambridge are all within this radius.
  2. Elgin County enjoys one of Canada’s longest growing seasons, and contains much of the nation’s most fertile soil. We are within the unique 1% of Canada’s geographic area called the Carolinian Zone, which is home to more species of flora and fauna than anywhere else in Canada.
  3. Elgin County benefits from an average residential dwelling selling price of $585,338, which is below the national average of $629,971 and much lower than the Ontario average of $831,473. (Figures from CREA and London / St. Thomas Real Estate Association)
  4. Elgin County is strategically located with convenient access to Highways 401, 402 and 403. Railways, airports and marine ports are all within an hour drive.
  5. Elgin County’s diverse base of agribusiness, creative enterprises, manufacturing, and tourism industries allows for competitive labour and business costs. Elgin County is a great place to live and do business.