Lennox & Addington County is in the heart of Eastern Ontario, our borders stretching from the shores of Lake Ontario to the Canadian Shield. We have a population of 42,888 and a labour force of 23,275. With our close proximity to the cities of Belleville and Kingston, we the second largest labour pool in Eastern Ontario with direct access to over 300,000 people within a 30 minute drive of central L&A.
Located on the main Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal corridor, L&A is within two hours of major corporate centres in both Canada and the United States. We offer easy access to the United States and to the first, second, and fourth largest industrial and consumer markets in Canada.
If you have plans to relocate or expand your business you've come to the right place.
Manufacturing in Lennox & Addington County is a diverse sector comprising a variety of consumer and industrial products. More than 50 manufacturing companies are available to serve the needs of businesses, including large international players such as Goodyear, Bombardier and Lafarge.
"Goodyear selected Napanee from among 30 other possible sites because of its excellent location to both customers and suppliers, for the demonstrated hard work ethic of the people in this area, and for the high calibre of the educational system."
Lennox & Addington County’s transportation network includes road, rail, seaway, and air. One day's trucking from L&A reaches one half of North America's industrial and consumer markets. Canadian National bisects this region with Canada's most travelled rail corridor, and its spur lines complement available industrial lots. L&A's proximity to the St. Lawrence Seaway is another good alternative for shipping manufactured goods or raw materials. L&A is centrally situated among international airports in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Buffalo. We are also connected by Kingston's Norman Rogers Airport and smaller commuter link airports within a 30-minute drive.
- Labour force of 220,000 people within a 30 minute commute.
- Specialized industrial training is available at Loyalist College Training & Development Centre
- Strong work ethic, low turnover rates. The current manufacturing turnover rate is less than 2%.
- Manufacturing wage rates for skilled labour begin is $16 per hour.
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