Commercial & Industrial
Updated: 6 years ago - Created: February 16th, 2012
Renfrew County's economic resources are diverse, encompassing high technology, manufacturing, the traditional sectors of forestry, agriculture and mining, as well as the growing field of tourism.
More than 8,000 people are employed in this sector, producing everything from wood based products to high-tech components for the nuclear and aerospace industries. Many of the region's manufacturers have been in business for decades and some compete in a global environment.
This sector of the economy benefits from its close proximity to Ottawa's Silicon Valley North, with many local firms engaged in the research and manufacturing of prototype products. That close working relationship leads many firms into international markets, where their innovative and high-quality products are meeting with great success.
This sector has also benefited greatly from the direct access it has always enjoyed to the research and development facilities found at the Nuclear Research Laboratories of Atomic Energy of Canada, located at Chalk River.