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Economic Development


Kathleen Arseneau
Community Development Coordinator
Municipality of Brockton
Box 68, 100 Scott Street
Walkerton, ON NOG 2VO
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Phone: 519-881-2223 Ext 131
Toll Free: 1-877-885-8084
Fax: 519-881-2991
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About Brockton

The Municipality of Brockton is a vibrant community located 90 minutes North West of GTA. Its bountiful farms, local municipal airport, charismatic downtown core, industry and innovative center provide a well-rounded business community. The town of Walkerton is home to Federal, Provincial, County and Municipal agencies and is to home the Walkerton Clean Water Center (WCWC). To find out where Brockton is on a map, visit our Community Map.

Residents in the Brockton area live in a energetic agricultural community. It is the community's agricultural heritage that has led to many residents having a strong work ethic and commitment to product and service quality. Walkerton residents also enjoy lower housing costs and immediate access to the natural environment compared to their urban counterparts.

A small-town lifestyle fosters an environment where innovative projects can be implemented easily. For example, the Municipality of Brockton offers a Polystyrene recycling program, which was initiated by a local environmental group and launched successfully in a very short time period.

Development costs are also lower in the Brockton area compared to larger urban centres. There are no commercial or industrial development charges, which lowers business expansion costs.


Brockton's strengths include:

  • A firmly rooted base of companies that have demonstrated high levels of entrepreneurial energy and competitiveness
  • A group of drinking water treatment researchers who have the tools to transfer knowledge to operators and other suppliers through practical hands-on operator training
  • An openness for additional demonstration projects in the water technologies field
  • An agricultural community that recognizes the importance of source water protection first hand and uses irrigation systems to improve crop yields
  • A local commitment from employees and employers to provide quality products and services that sustain the local economy
  • Well-established, local utility providers able to provide streamlined access to electricity and telecommunications services