Explore the Peterborough & the Kawarthas business ecosystem
Economic Development is a community effort, and we work closely with our partners to ensure that Peterborough & the Kawarthas continues to thrive as an irresistible place to live, work, invest, study and visit.
City of Peterborough
The City of Peterborough is nestled in the heart of Southern Ontario, just a short, scenic drive from both Ottawa and Toronto, two of Canada’s most bustling cities.
County of Peterborough
The County of Peterborough is made up of 8 unique and diverse townships. Peterborough County is just a quick northeast drive from the Greater Toronto Area, right in the heart of central-eastern Ontario.
Township of Asphodel-Norwood
The Township of Asphodel-Norwood is a friendly community with a blend of rural and village life.
Township of Cavan Monaghan
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of southwestern Peterborough County is the Township of Cavan Monaghan.
Curve Lake First Nation
Curve Lake First Nation is a vibrant community with a celebrated cultural uniqueness, located approximately 35 minutes northeast of Peterborough, on the shores of the Trent-Severn Waterway.
Township of Douro-Dummer
Douro-Dummer is five minutes east of the City of Peterborough and has several quaint villages, rolling drumlins and acres of viable farmland.
Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Havelock-Belmont-Methuen is a charming rural community located at the southeast reaches of Peterborough County.
Hiawatha First Nation
The community of Hiawatha First Nation is located on the north shore of Rice Lake approximately 20 minutes from Peterborough just east of the Otonabee River.
Township of North Kawartha
Set against the backdrop of lush forests and scenic waterfront, the Township of North Kawartha is a vibrant, accessible and growing community located between Peterborough and Bancroft.
Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan
Otonabee-South Monaghan is a picturesque rural community nestled on the north shore of Rice Lake, well known for its award-winning agricultural businesses and innovative heritage attractions.
Township of Selwyn
Known for its exceptional quality of life, natural beauty and active community members, the Township of Selwyn is centrally located in Peterborough County.
Business Support Organizations
Community Futures Peterborough
Community Futures Peterborough generates and assists in the creation and maintenance of sustainable employment opportunities in the City and County of Peterborough by supporting small businesses through flexible financing and business services.
Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas
The Innovation Cluster supports determined, innovative entrepreneurs in the formation and growth of their technology-driven companies. Focusing on four key sectors, cleantech, agtech, healthcare, and digital, the Innovation Cluster’s dynamic programming ensures that startups find their best path to market.
Kawartha Manufacturers’ Association
Support the success and growth of manufacturers in Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes Region through strategic partnerships with industry, government, educational institutions, and community stakeholders.
New Canadians Centre
The New Canadians Centre Peterborough (NCC) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting immigrants, refugees and other newcomers in the Peterborough and Northumberland regions.
Workforce Development Board
Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization located in Peterborough and serving Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton. Founded in 1996, WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment, and training services, and engage employer communities.
Sustainable Peterborough is a community-based, regional collaborative working to integrate the sustainability framework identified in the Community Sustainability Plan throughout the Greater Peterborough Area.
Post-Secondary Educational Institutions
Fleming College offers full-time and part-time postsecondary programs at four campus locations: Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton.
One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative.
- Peterborough Immigration Partnership
- Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough
- Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association
- Community Employment Resource Partnership
- Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services
- Peterborough & the Kawarthas Home Builders Association
- Peterborough and District Construction Association
- Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka
- BDC Peterborough
- Employment Planning & Counselling
- Women’s Business Network of Peterborough