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Goderich is full of unique opportunities to prosper. Here are just a few of the reasons individuals are choosing Goderich to live, work and play. 

Diverse. Competitive. Established.

  • Major economic sectors include Healthcare, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Tourism, Retail and Professional Service
  • Home to the largest salt mine in the world, in operation since 1880
  • Goderich Harbour is one of the most active shipping and receiving ports in Canada
  • Stable Market
  • Stable population of 7,563, with a trade area of 56,000 county residents
  • Average annual income of $63, 965
  • Affordable range of housing prices, average value of an owned dwelling is $184, 746
  • Median age of 45.6 years

Strong Business Support

  • Façade improving grants
  • Waiving of planning fees
  • Tax increment financing
  • Huron Small Business Enterprise Centre
  • New business support and Grand OpeningToolkits

Enviable Location

  • Close proximity to 2 US/Canada border crossings (Port Huron/Sarnia, Detroit/Windsor)
  • Easily accessible via air, road, water and rail
  • A short drive to London, Kitchener/Waterloo and the Greater Toronto Area
  • Fibre optics available to every home in town

The Lifestyle You Want

  • Multiple beaches on Lake Huron
  • High walkability, unique heritage architecture and a natural environment
  • Affordable and high quality living
  • Active arts community, a number of professional and community theatres
  • Wide range of public amenities including expanding medical facilities and recreational opportunities
  • Host town to over 40 special events and festivals throughout the year attracting tourists from all over the world
  • Fun, well-groomed trail system

Honours and Acclamations

  • “One of the Ten Best Places to live in Canada” – Chatelaine Magazine
  • Noted as “The Prettiest Town in Canada” by Queen Elizabeth II
  • National finalist in the 2012 Communities in Bloom competition and also a member of the Circle of Excellence
  • A sports oriented community. Awarded first prize by the 2013 Kraft Hockey Goes On Challenge