Economic Development

Located along the ridged landscape of the Niagara Escarpment and the sparkling shores of Georgian Bay, the Town of The Blue Mountains is situated two hours northwest of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The Town is a rapidly growing community with over 9,300 full-time residents and is regarded as Ontario’s number one, four-season recreation destination. 

The Town has various business and commercial hubs including the Blue Mountain Village, Thornbury and Clarksburg, with businesses throughout the community in areas such as Craigleith, Heathcote, and Ravenna.

Blue Means Business

Entrepreneurship and small business success are at the economic core of The Blue Mountains. With a respected and highly sought-after quality of life, the success of the local economy has been driven by strong year-over-year industry growth led by agriculture, tourism, construction, small business, and hospitality/service. Together, these sectors account for over $584 million in annual economic exports and employ over 4,500 individuals within the Town of The Blue Mountains. 

Blue Means Business E-Newsletter

To stay connected to the business community, the Town has launched a bi-monthly business e-newsletter, Blue Means Business. The e-newsletter features important Town news, business resources, government support information and upcoming business training, workshops and events.

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Blue Means Business

Business Tool Kit

A key resource for anyone aspiring to locate, relocate or expand their business operations in the Town and provides valuable information to assist your goals including access to key contacts, local networks, municipal information, and resources available to support your business’ success and growth for years to come. 

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Connect with the Division

Interested in starting a business in the Town of The Blue Mountains, or have an established business in the Town? The Economic Development Division is committed to supporting all businesses through local networking and various local business support services.

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2021-2025 Economic Development Strategy

In May 2021, Council formally approved the 2021-2025 Economic Development Strategy, which serves as the Town's first Strategy and action plan that aims to facilitate business growth and success by leveraging strategic partnerships, investing in community development, enhancing the quality of life, and mitigating economic risk factors.

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Explore Blue

Launched in 2020, Explore Blue provides residents and visitors with key information on shopping and recreational opportunities, top experiences found across the community, as well as videos and blog posts featuring stories on culture, art, business, life, and history in The Blue Mountains.

Explore Today

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