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The State of the Huron County Economy, 2005 Edition A Collection of Statistical Data for Huron County and its Census Subdivisions, 2004 Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles; Community Highlights for Huron County

Located along the east shore of Lake Huron, Huron County is the most agriculturally productive County in Ontario and a leader in numerous areas of agricultural technology and innovation. Here, urban amenities unite with rural benefits making any one of our nine municipalities the right fit for your business or your family. Huron County has three economic pillars - agriculture, manufacturing and tourism.

Huron County boasts an active available workforce of over 30,000; many skilled tradespersons live and work in the community serving the agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Local employers recognize the outstanding work ethic of Huron County workers, which they attribute to Huron's rural and agricultural roots.

The County is well served by a network of Municipal, Provincial and County Highways, with large metropolitan areas in Ontario and the United States within an easy distance. A key industrial seaway depth harbour on the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway is located in Goderich, the County seat and largest town. Three airports and a private short line railway provide Huron County's industries and businesses with timely and customized carrier services.

With agriculture driving the local economy, it is little wonder that Huron County is home to Canada's largest in-land Grain handling facility, located in Hensall.

Huron County's manufacturing sector has grown dramatically in the past decade. Manufacturing shipments in Huron County now exceed the value of gross farm receipts, placing manufacturing into the lead role as revenue generator for the County's economy.

Tourism is the third major pillar of the local economy. While Huron County has many natural attributes and tourist attractions, local annual events such as the Goderich Celtic Festival and the Blyth Threshers Reunion also attract thousands of visitors to the region each year.

Huron County prides itself on its desirable quality of life - country living, an abundance of natural vistas including 110 km of Lake Huron shoreline, affordable housing, excellent indoor recreation facilities, plus professional theatres, museums and a host of community events and festivals; these are just a few of the qualities that entice families to live and work in Huron County.