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Economic Development

Lake of Bays is a renowned retreat for tourists and seasonal residents, but a combination of location, lifestyle and opportunity also make it an area with strong business potential. Encouraging new business investment is a local priority and the Township of Lake of Bays strives to create a business-friendly climate that welcomes new entrepreneurs with open arms.

Township administration is available to guide you through the process of starting your business and encourages the development of a creative economy including a variety of commercial enterprises such as home based businesses, small family owned resorts, independently owned restaurants, arts and crafts and cultural enterprises, and other innovative businesses that help create a unique atmosphere in Lake of Bays.

The Township’s economy is predominantly associated with tourism and related industries such as construction and real estate; however a strong and vibrant business community is emerging with entrepreneurial talent. Lake of Bays boasts a diversified and thriving business sector, which includes: light manufacturing (water craft – canoes and kayaks, audio products, craft wine and beer), construction and design (timber frame, log and fine cottage construction), services (accounting, home care, hospitality/lodging), retail and trade (garden centres, restaurants, gourmet food), green energy and design (renewable energy project involving solar panels), as well as all things related to tourism.

Check out our Community Profile, learn about available Business Support, or read some Spotlights on local businesses.

Or contact us:

Jennifer Clancy
Economic Development Coordinator
Tel: 705-635-2272 ext.235
Email Jennifer

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