The City of Port Colborne is embarking on a new strategic direction to becoming the ultimate small City for business friendly processes and a hub for entrepreneurship. Port Colborne is capitalizing on its advantageous location and bringing about significant and deliberate transformation through emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce development. 


1. Are you looking for a new location to establish a new company or to grow an existing operation?

2. Are you seeking a strategic location that allows easy access to both Canadian and USA markets?

3. Are you seeking affordable employment landsin a business friendly environment?



Contact our Economic Development and Tourism Division to learn more

Julian Douglas-Kameka
Economic Development Officer

City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne, Ontario, L3K 3C8
Tel: 905-835-2900 ext. 502
Fax: 905-835-2939
Email the Economic Development Officer



• Regional population 447,888, City population 18,306

• Labour Force over 200,000 (within 30 minutes)

• Only 20 minutes from the U.S. Border

• Competitive cost of doing business

• Serviced industrial land with highway, rail and sea port access

• Easy access via highway, railway and shipping canal

• Close to 3 major international airports; Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo

• City owned railroad offering competitive rates and excellent service

• Capabilities for the movement of over-dimensional and specialized project cargo gives Port Colborne a strategic advantage not found in many port facilities on the Great Lakes.

• Manufacturing economy centred around bio-manufacturing and fabricated metals

• Emerging Tourism sector with significant investment opportunities

• The Welland Canal provides competitive advantages to businesses located in Port Colborne, connecting them to ports throughout the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.


Key Sectors

Find out how the City of Port Colborne Economic Development can support your business growth and development needs. Join us, as we PROPEL PRORT COLBORNE. 



The City of Port Colborne works with a number of partners in efforts to bring residential, commercial and industrial growth to the community. The City is proud to work with the following organizations:

Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce Innovate Niagara Niagara Development Corridor Partnership Niagara Economic Development
Niagara Home Builders' Association Niagara Industrial Association

Niagara Sport Commission

Port Colborne - Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce

St Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

    Venture Niagara