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Conveniently located between Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and Canada’s business centre, Toronto.

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$5.93B
Diversified and growing economy valued at $5.93 billion in 2021, forecasted to grow by 26% by 2030.
Source: metroeconomics
#2
Peterborough was ranked the #2 city in Canada for a water-tech startup (#1 in Ontario).
Source: Water Canada
48%
Strong support for local businesses with nearly half or $1.987B of supply chain purchases made in-region.
Source: EMSI Analyst 2019

Ideally located

One vibrant city. Eight diverse rural townships. Two First Nations communities.

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is conveniently located between Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and Canada’s business centre, Toronto, which is Ontario’s capital city. The region is less than a day’s drive from the Northeastern United States.

Locally minded. Globally connected.

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From large multinationals to small and mighty startups, Peterborough & the Kawarthas has a diverse, competitive business base across a number of sectors of strength in Canada and Ontario.

Invested in Entrepreneurship

In Peterborough & the Kawarthas, entrepreneurs are the backbone of the local economy. The Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre (BAC) is an entrepreneur’s first point of contact with the business support community.

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We’re here to help

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development is here to help at every stage of business and investment.

World-class education & talent

Home to three internationally recognized post-secondary educational institutions.