Key economic sectors that are driving much of the new investment in the community are the value-added agriculture, industrial, tourism, water, and energy sectors.
- Bio-products: Using newly developing technologies to leverage the abundance of raw materials to produce a renewable energy resource
- Agritourism: Using a coordinated approach with the existing tourism businesses to attract more tourists to the region
- Farm gate value-added products: Selling traditional furniture and a variety of food products
- Provincial meat and poultry processing: Permitting value-added processing to be kept locally
- Value-added services to farms: Providing opportunities to service local producers. Services include trades, mechanical repairs, small-scale processing and packaging of farm products.
- Commercial aquaculture: Developing fish farm operations instead of open-sea fishing
- Grains and derivatives: Developing value-added processing for the gluten-free food market by establishing an oil producing crushing plant
The Walkerton Clean Water Centre provides a training facility for small and medium municipal water systems.
Brockton's new initiative the Walkerton Open Water Systems Initiative ( WOWSI) has now established a working group and hired a Water Industry Coordinator to promote Brockton as a water cluster site.
View our Water Sector page for more information and resources.