There are many factors that influence a company's decision to locate in South Huron. Transportation services, education and training opportunities, operating and building costs are all important considerations. South Huron's extensive transportation infrastructure is very attractive to many types of businesses. Some of the top reasons to locate to South Huron are:
- Strong, Diverse Business Centre
- A Rich Pool of Talent
- Infrastructure for Business
- Access to National & Global Markets
- Excellent Community Amenities
- Available Land and Buildings
- Cost Competitive
- Business-Friendly Environment
One of the first considerations in business is location. South Huron is located in Southwestern Ontario within a 2-hour driving radius, you can reach most of the major centres in Southwestern Ontario; the Greater Toronto Area, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, London, Sarnia and Windsor. Extend the driving time to half a day and reach Detroit and Buffalo. The day-drive population includes most of Ontario and Quebec as well as New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, or approximately 75 million people.
Being centrally located, South Huron has an excellent road network, within close proximity of Highways 401 and 402. County roads built for heavy loads serve as connecting links to points both within and outside the County. South Huron is well positioned for major railway access, provided through the Goderich-Exeter Railway which is Canada's first short line railway. The railway has direct access to the provincial east-west corridor and local interchanges are located in London, Toronto, Kitchener and Guelph.
For air travel, South Huron is conveniently located just two hours west of Pearson International Airport, one and one-half hour west of Hamilton International Airport and only 35 minutes away from London International Airport
The Ministry of Government Services and the County of Huron are working on extending broadband coverage across Canada and throughout Huron County. For more information on this initiative, please refer to this link
Why Invest in Ontario?
Ontario's 12.5 million people make it Canada's most populous and dynamic province. Its share of Canada's GDP for 2005 was 39 per cent and it is Canada's leading manufacturing province accounting for 52 per cent of the total national manufacturing shipments in 2004.