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    Business Opportunites

    • Key Available Sites
      Vacant industrial lands/prime redevelopment sites are available, ranging from small industrial lots to a 635 acre site.
    • Emerging Sector Opportunities
      The region is an important forestry hub, but there are emerging opportunities in biomass and other renewable energy.

    Workforce Information

    The regional labour force from Hearst to Kapuskasing consists of over 8,000 workers. A larger percentage of the regional workforce is engaged in agriculture and other resource-based industries as well as in the manufacturing sector than the provincial workforce as a whole.

    Region % by Sector Ontario
    Agriculture and Other Resource Based Industries 820 10.2% 2.9%
    Construction 450 5.6% 5.9%
    Manufacturing 1,360 17% 13.9%
    Wholesale Trade 170 2.1% 4.7%
    Retail Trade 1,065 13.3% 11.1%
    Finance and Real Estate 280 3.5% 6.8%
    Healthcare and Social Services 935 11.7% 9.4%
    Educational Services 585 7.3% 6.7%
    Business Services 885 11.1% 19.7%
    Other Services 1,455 18.2% 18.7%
    Total Experienced Labour Force – 15 Years and Older 8,005 100% 100%

    Almost 4,000 people in the region are in the prime working age group (25 to 44 years old). The region’s distribution of those aged 25 to 44 years old—shown as a percentage of the total population – is similar to the provincial distribution.