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.


    Local housing prices are one of the most affordable in the Hearst-Kapuskasing region. Single-detached homes dominate the housing landscape in Opasatika and Val Rita-Harty; with limited apartment housing.

    Resale housing ranges on average from $40,000 to $60,000, while new housing prices in the region range between $150,000 to $210,000 depending on size and quality.

    Class Opasatika Val Rita-Harty Timmins (2010 rates) Cochrane Sudbury Sault Ste. Marie
    Residential 0.01862500 0.02060420 0.01978322 0.01655818 0.01942494
    Commercial 0.02884572 0.03224180 0.04712096* 0.03954264 0.04514883
    Industrial 0.04123944 0.03523100 0.05515132* 0.03928713 0.05583566 0.05428275

    * Tax increases by an additional 0.005706 for commercial property located in the Downtown core, due to the Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA).