Workforce Focus: Site Selection & Quality Of Life

Community involvement and access to a rich variety of activities and amenities have climbed the list of factors for site decisions.

Middlesex County, Ontario: Opportunity Awaits At Home

Strategically located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Middlesex County offers immediate return on investment. The county’s desirable quality of life, educated local workforce, and thriving economy make it an ideal place for investors looking to start or expand a business.

Middlesex County’s proximity to major markets is a key advantage; being located within easy reach of major cities like London, Toronto, and Detroit. The 401 and 402 series highways running through Middlesex are vital in transporting goods to destinations across the globe. Rail and air transport are locally available, with Canadian National and Canadian Pacific traveling through the County and the London International Airport, offering a central location for cargo and people. Also located within an hour of Middlesex is port access to the Great Lakes’ shipping channels.

Middlesex County Ontario Canada
Located in southwestern Ontario, Middlesex County quality of life includes outdoor recreation, shopping, and culture and arts. (Middlesex County Economic Development)


Middlesex County is home to various industries including agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology. With a skilled workforce and access to a robust infrastructure network, the county offers an attractive environment for businesses in these industries. Two prominent educators, Western University and Fanshawe College, rank as leaders in research and public/private partnerships in building the workforce of tomorrow. Major employers in the area have access to a labour force population of 277,907 across Middlesex and London, with 27% obtaining a university degree and 25% having a college diploma.

The county has experienced a steady rise in its population (nearly 10% over the past 5 years), and boasts over 80,000 residents. Its inclusion in the Greater London Region (pop. 518,188) gives investors access to Canada’s 11th-largest market (one of the largest growing in Canada). The housing market in Middlesex County offers a wide range of options for potential buyers or renters. Long-term residents and newcomers alike enjoy the county’s rural surroundings, friendly, growing communities, and proximity to urban centers.

Middlesex County residents have access to state-of-the-art healthcare facilities. The Middlesex Hospital Health Alliance (MHA) provides comprehensive family-centered patient care in a rural and community-focused health service setting in collaboration and integration with local healthcare partners. The MHA is an organization of excellence through its care delivery in a collaborative and integrated network that addresses the healthcare needs of diverse local communities and the ongoing investments in people and technology.

Life in Middlesex is enhanced by the celebration of arts and culture and the vibrant shopping, recreation, and entertainment options available. Families choosing to live here can access short commutes, traffic that moves, fresh air, safe spaces, and active living options. This is a place where front porches are used, street hockey is played, and children walk to school. There are abundant reasons why businesses choose Middlesex County; we invite you to see for yourself what it feels like to be “home”.

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