Northwestern Ontario is one of Canada’s most dynamic and resource rich industrial centres. Our regional municipalities welcome and encourage business investment from elsewhere in Canada and around the world.

Our communities are primarily focused on priority sectors for economic investment, which are key to the economic growth and development of the region.

Priority sectors for investment include:

  • Forestry and value-added wood products
  • Mining and minerals extraction
  • Environmental technology
  • Renewable energy
  • Biotechnology & health sciences
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Innovation and technology
  • Farming

A range of other industries are considered significantly important to the economy of our region including real estate, manufacturing, film, transportation, food & beverage and construction. 

Learn about some of the great business opportunities in the Thunder Bay area or contact your nearest Municipal Economic Development Office.