The City of Port Colborne is embarking on a new strategic direction becoming the ultimate small City for business friendly processes and a hub for entrepreneurship. 

Port Colborne is capitalizing on its great location and bringing about significant transformation through emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce development. 

If you're looking for a new location to establish a new company or grow an existing operation; or if you're seeking a strategic location that allows easy access to both Canadian and USA markets; and seeking affordable employment in a business friendly environment. Then, invest in Port Colborne. 

The Port Colborne Advantage 

  • Regional population 447,888 
  • City population 18,306 
  • Only 20 minutes from the U.S. Border 
  • Labour Force of more than 200,000 (within 30 minute) 
  • Competitive cost of doing business 
  • Serviced industrial land with highway, rail and port access 
  • Easy access via highway, railway and shipping canal 
  • Close to 2 major international airports; Toronto and Hamilton 
  • City owned railroad offering competitive rates and excellent service 
  • Capabilities for the movement of over-dimensional and specialized project cargo gives Port Colborne a strategic advantage not found in many port facilities on the Great Lakes 
  • Manufacturing economy centered around bio-manufacturing and fabricated metals 
  • Emerging Tourism sector with significant investment opportunities
  • The Welland Canal provides competitive advantages to businesses located in Port Colborne, connecting them to ports throughout the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.