The City of Port Colborne is embarking on a new strategic direction to become 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 an 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, a strategic location that allows easy access to both the Canadian and US markets, or affordable employment in a business-friendly environment, then, invest in Port Colborne!

The Port Colborne Advantage 

  • Regional population: 484,840
  • City population: 20,033
  • Only 20 minutes from the US border
  • Labour force of more than 200,000 (within 30 minutes)
  • Competitive cost of doing business
  • Serviced industrial land with highway, rail, and port access
  • Accessible via highway, railway, and shipping canal
  • Close to two 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
  • Welland Canal provides competitive advantages to businesses located in Port Colborne by connecting them to ports throughout the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean