Norfolk County is strategically located to serve major Canadian and U.S. markets. Norfolk’s stable and diverse economy offers many advantages including competitive wage rates, low energy and operating costs, a local skilled and unskilled labour force with a superior work ethic.
|Manufacturing Spotlight – Employment in Small, Medium & Large Manufacturing Business (NAICS) – December 2010||Small / Medium Total||Rank|
|311 – Food Manufacturing||297||1|
|333 – Machinery Manufacturing||196||2|
|332 – Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing||139||3|
|336 – Transportation Equipment Manufacturing||109||4|
|325 – Chemical Manufacturing||103||5|
|339 – Miscellaneous Manufacturing||95||6|
|327 – Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing||82||7|
|315 – Clothing Manufacturing||73||8|
|331 – Primary Metal Manufacturing||71||9|
|321 – Wood Product Manufacturing||64||10|
|323 – Printing and Related Support Activities||33||11|
|312 – Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing||20||12|
|314 – Textile Product Mills||17||13|
|326 – Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing||15||14|
|337 – Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing||13||15|
|313 – Textile Mills||2||16|
|334 – Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing||2||17|
|324 – Petroleum and Coal Product Manufacturing||1||18|
|335 – Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component Manufacturing||1||19|
“The advice I would give entrepreneurs coming to Norfolk County would be to think outside the Norfolk box but don’t forget what’s in the Norfolk box, because we have a lot to offer, a lot of great people, and great opportunities.”
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Business Patterns.
**Note: Rank is calculated on the total within manufacturing only.
Prepared by Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie.