The Town of Orangeville is home to a diverse business community. A growing number of small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial operations complement our strong and varied industrial base. While we welcome all businesses in Orangeville, the following represent our key sectors of focus.

Manufacturing

With a local workforce of more than 1,000 people in 83 local business operations, manufacturing plays a significant role in the economic growth and prosperity of Orangeville and Dufferin County. Plastics and rubber product manufacturers represent the largest portion of Orangeville's manufacturing community. Food manufacturers also contribute to the sector's steady growth.

Orangeville's proximity to the Greater Toronto Area, access to transportation networks, and competitive cost environment helps to maintain and attract a wide range of manufacturing operations. Many of our manufacturers serve both national and international markets.

A Business Retention + Expansion Program was completed with this sector in 2016. It identified key opportunities and challenges for local manufacturing businesses.

Business and professional services

An economic shift towards professional, scientific and technical services has highlighted Orangeville's potential to retain, grow and attract businesses in this sector. Orangeville is home to a growing number of legal and accounting firms, engineering and architectural services, computer systems design, and related services.

These firms employ more than 600 people and recruit extensively from the talents and skills of the local labour force. With lifestyle and location being a major draw for this sector, Orangeville has experienced an increase in the number of firms offering professional services, including many home-based operations.

In 2019, a Business Retention + Expansion Program was completed. A variety of local businesses shared their feedback about operating in Orangeville.

Cultural industries

Communities like Orangeville, with distinctive natural, historical and cultural features, are becoming magnets for creative people. The result has been a steady growth of cultural businesses in our community.

Orangeville's creative sector is flourishing. The sector is supported by a broad knowledge base and innovative businesses that offer a variety of services including data processing, publishing, recording and motion picture and video production. Choreographers, dancers, artists, photographers, and writers also contribute to this growing sector.

The Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit, including the regional bonus, is available for eligible Ontario film or television producers. Contact us to learn about filming opportunities and locations in Orangeville.

Review Orangeville's Cultural Advantage, the Town's first Municipal Cultural Plan. The project raised awareness of the importance of arts and culture locally.

Tourism

The cultural offerings in Orangeville are tightly intertwined with tourism, with many offering signature attractions for visitors. As one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors globally, tourism continues to grow in importance for Orangeville. Its central location and proximity to the Greater Toronto Area means that Orangeville is well-positioned to attract visitors.

The development of a Tourism Strategy & Action Plan was initiated in May 2020. The plan will incorporate COVID-19 recovery measures while determining important next steps for the community's short and long-term economic development.