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Investing in Chatham-Kent Made Easy

The team at the Chatham-Kent Economic Development are here to help businesses, both local and international, become an integrated member of the community.

In order to simplify the investment process, businesses who are ready to invest in Chatham-Kent can work directly with Economic Development Officers who serve as Project Managers providing a single point of contact within the Municipality for the duration of the file. This unique approach is available to both new investors and existing companies in the community.

Your goal is to invest and grow, our goal is to make it is easy for you. 

The Chatham-Kent Advantage for Developers

  • Business friendly municipal government, with one employee assigned to work through approval processes
  • Elected officials at municipal, provincial and federal government that are transparent, honest and business friendly
  • Skilled labour force that is ready and willing to work
  • Community that is supportive of industrial development
  • Stable government permitting process without corruption
  • Low crime rate in a quiet and peaceful community
  • Stable government permitting process without corruption
  • Universal health care for all citizens
  • "Common Law" Courts accessible and fair for corporations and individuals
  • Proximity close to United States market and close to largest Canadian market

Chatham-Kent is a community of 104,000 located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario just minutes from the Windsor/Detroit border. Workforce availability is never a problem with over 1 million Canadians living within one-hour of Chatham-Kent's borders.

Chatham-Kent businesses appreciate the skilled workforce, the ease to Canadian and US markets, the low business operating costs, and the wide range of greenfield and existing businesses. Easy access to Highway 401 and the proximity to three major border crossings coupled with competitive land costs have made Chatham-Kent a popular location for business.

Locating in Chatham-Kent is a winning proposition for business!

Success Stories

Chatham-Kent businesses are leaders in technology, innovation, and growth. The following are just some of our local success stories: