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Northumberland County Profile

Demographic Characteristics | Labor Force | Major Employers | Recent Expansions | Research Base | Universities | Community Colleges | Vocational & Technical Institutions | Average Wage Rates by Selected Occupations | Workers Compensation & Employment Insurance | Transportation | Taxation | Utilities | Environmental | Government | International Resources | Quality of Life | Employment Lands | Available Land & Buildings (OREA)

Northumberland County in a North American Context

Northumberland County is midway between Toronto and Kingston, Windsor and Montreal on Highway 401. It extends for 25 miles along the north shore of Lake Ontario, immediately east of the Greater Toronto Area. Uncongested freeways, rail and its proximity to lightly-used border crossings contribute to Northumberland County's strengths as an excellent manufacturing and warehousing location.

Northumberland County's labour force is one of its strongest competitive advantages. More than 750,000 people live within a 45-minute drive of the County; within that area are three technical colleges and two universities. These institutions, coupled with excellent public and private schools, can provide an abundance of semi-skilled, skilled, or professional employees.

With a robust economic base of medium-sized manufacturers, agriculture and tourism, a strong work ethic is deeply ingrained. Key manufacturing sectors are auto parts, plastics and food processing.

Northumberland is as determined to protect the County's rural character and recreational resources as it is to promote economic growth and development. Its 813 square miles embrace the gently rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, bordered by Lake Ontario to the south and Rice Lake to the north, with the Trent Severn Waterway, one of North America's premier recreational waterways, at the eastern end of the County.

Northumberland County has worked to preserve its Victorian architecture and the small-town and rural lifestyles that compliment its delightful scenery. As with many areas settled in the 18th century, natural heritage, built heritage and culture form a strong base for the non-industrial sectors - retail, tourism, recreation, agriculture and lifestyle opportunities.

Lucas Point Industrial Complex
Contact: Mrs. Frankie Liberty
Title: Executive Director
Organization: Northumberland Economic Partnership
Address: 111 Elgin St. West
Cobourg  ON
K9A 5H7
Telephone: 905-373-0264
Fax: 905-372-2411
Email: nep@eagle.ca
URL: http://www.northumberland.com/nep
Same table for:   Alderville First Nation Cramahe Township
Alnwick-Haldimand Hamilton Township
Brighton Port Hope
Cobourg Trent Hills

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