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Opportunities to establish or expand your business in Southwest Middlesex have never been better.  We are home to some of the most fertile soil in North America with local farms that producing top quality fruit and vegetables.  Southwest Middlesex is home to a great variety of businesses to suit your needs and is a great place to build your life. 


We invite you to discover all that makes Southwest Middlesex a great place to live, work, and
grow your business.   We are a quaint town with big aspirations and a commitment to building a strong, vibrant community – a place to belong, grow and prosper.

For more information, inquiries or feedback regarding Southwest Middlesex’s economic
development, please contact our Economic Development and Communications Officer
by email.  We also invite you to visit the County of Middlesex economic development initiative Invest in Middlesex that contains countywide information on all things business including various events and educational opportunities for business owners, available vacant land and buildings as well as general business support information.

Quick Facts

Population: 5,723
Labour force of approximately 3,089
Top 5 Employment Industries:
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Construction
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
Within a 30-minute drive of London which is the largest nearby centre
Average Household Income: $74,839 (median after-tax)
Cost of housing: $311,442 (average sale price, 2019)

Our top priority is ensuring vibrant, sustainable, growth that serves the long-term interest of our
economy and businesses, our environment, and our citizens.  

2019 Municipality of Southwest Middlesex Economic Development Strategy

The Municipality of Southwest Middlesex has approved a new Economic Development Strategy with the goal to further strengthen and diversify the local economy.  The document may be viewed through the link below:
Southwest Middlesex Economic Development Strategy approved December 4, 2019


COVID-19 Business Funding and Resources

 Southwest Middlesex office is closed to the public to support COVID-19 social distancing to keep everyone safe.  We continue to work remotely to provide you with the services that you need.  During these challenging times we are making every effort possible to provide business and entrepreneurs with timely and accurate information from trusted sources. 

Local businesses can find a wealth of information and resources including best practices for re-opening, as well as continued support programs through Invest in Middlesex who have provided a comprehensive list of business resources and supports.  Their list covers a vast array of information to help you to re-open your business in these challenging times. 
 

Just announced with applications opening August 31, 2020 is the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB) provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments.  To apply for CEAP funding, customers should contact their energy provider. Electricity and natural gas utilities and unit sub-meter providers (USMPs) will begin accepting applications for CEAP-SB on August 31, 2020, delivering the program in accordance with rules laid out by the OEB. CEAP-SB funding is limited, with utilities and USMPs expected to process applications in the order in which they are received. Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee funding. 

For more information, including eligibility requirements and on-bill credit amounts, visit https://www.oeb.ca/ceap.

Also please be aware of the by-law passed by Southwest Middlesex council in support of the Middlesex-London Health Unit requiring face masks/face coverings in public spaces throughout the County of Middlesex and the City of London.  Southwest Middlesex also has signage available for your business about the requirement that you can print from the link below.  Also found below is a link to the full by-law passed July 22, 2020.


 Business Economic Resiliency Task Force - Middlesex County

Middlesex County has established Economic Resiliency Task Force to advise council on matters related to local businesses and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its focus is supporting the business communities throughout Middlesex County now and after the outbreak has ended.  The task force is made up of local business owners and members of council, and will be supported by municipal staff from a range of departments.

Copyright 2017 Municipality of Southwest Middlesex