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Key Industries and Sectors

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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.

Agricultural Sector

Of the top ten economic opportunities that were identified in the Agri Value Added Strategy for Grey Bruce, seven were in the agricultural sector:

  • 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 Municipality of Brockton is committed to a vibrant agricultural community and supports continued efforts to keep the agriculture industry a key economic driver.

Industrial Sector

For a list of our Industries, further information and resources, view our Industry Sector page.

Tourism Sector

For a list of tourist attractions, resources and links view our Tourism Sector page.

Water Sector

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. 

Energy Sector

Bruce County has significant energy assets on which it continues to build. With a base of nuclear power and solar energy, Bruce County is leading the way in Ontario's energy sector. View our Energy Sector page for more information and resources.