Economic Development

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 boasts an active available workforce of over 30,000; many skilled tradespersons live and work in the community serving the agricultural and manufacturing sectors. Major manufacturers such as Wescast Industries Inc., and Hensall District Co-operative recognize the outstanding work ethic of Huron County workers, which they attribute to Huron’s rural and agricultural roots.

What We Do

We are a team of economic development professionals committed to building a prosperous Huron County guided by:


  • Developing targeted opportunities
  • Aligning municipal government efforts
  • Engaging a broader group of stakeholders

Addressing the 5 BIG CHALLENGES:

  • The tightening workforce
  • The need for new entrepreneurship
  • The need to focus on specific opportunities
  • The importance of strategic economic infrastructure
  • Engagement of the private sector/other stakeholders


  • Agriculture
  • Tourism, culture and arts
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Health and well-being
  • Information technology
  • Retail and local services



  • pdf
    Growing Success RFP - Due Dec 14, 2017
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    Huron County Economic Development Plan 2016-2017
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    2015-16 Huron County Ec Dev Board Report
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    2019 Huron County Rural Guide
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    Feasibility Study for YGD and CPR7 Airports: FINAL REPORT

Contact Information

Should you have any questions or concerns relating to any aspect of Economic Development within Huron County, please contact us.

Economic Development Department
54 West Street
Goderich, ON N7A 2K3 (Get directions)

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: 519-524-8394 ext. 6